Spiritualism & Ethel Mary Welch

A couple of months ago at a Car Boot sale I came across three old photos in a bag. Having a quick look I could see they were the same lady & with writing on the back, the seller saw me looking & said dismissivly “oh those have all been written on” Just what I…

Thomas Alfred Mead & Florence Ada Ivy Cox

We went to Dorchester Car Boot early last Sunday morning & Dave came across these wonderful Old Photos, all stuck with blue tack in a frame, all together. Taken out of the frame, some had information on them !             Some of my favourites from these are the Mum &…

Salisbury Victorian Photographer Edmund Rogers

I am still catching up on scanning of the old photos that I have acquired this summer, lots of them are CDV cards, they are time consuming because I always scan the backs too. Some of the Photographers had wonderful designs, especially if they lived & worked in a special town or city. This is…

Martha Brown Hanging 160 years on

On this date 160 years ago at just a few minutes after 8am Elizabeth Martha Brown was hanged at the entrance to Dorchester Gaol…. I wrote this blog back in 2011, after a book I had just read about Martha Brown, by Nicola Thorne (Rosemary Ellerback) Martha was the last woman to be publicly hanged…