Selina Wonnacott & William Henry Dillon

Scrolling through Ebay one evening I noticed this absolutely beautiful glass Ambrotype photo, unframed, of a couple, taken I thought probably 1855/60’s

The Silby & Seagust Family

I love family group photos, and when the name of the family is written on the back..just pure gold for me. Once again I had a very lucky find. I hadn’t realized until I got home, that I had found three old photos from the same family ! How fabulous ! Below is the back…

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…

William Richmond Dickens and Family

I found this lovely Wedding photo recently, and tucked inside was a local Christchurch newspaper clipping about the marriage..What luck !Have found the marriage in the records… 1) William R Dickens to Margaret N E Morgan in December 1955 at Christchurch Priory, a beautiful place to get married….We used to live fairly close by and…

Edward Symonds and Family

Bridport is a lovely market town not far from us, and about a mile from West Bay in Dorset. They have markets there in the streets on a Wednesday and Saturday, and apart from selling new stuff and a variety of foods, they have a few vintage, antique stalls. One chap has a large amount…

Dame Flora MacLeod, Clan MacLeod,Dunvegan Castle

I’m just getting back into scanning my four piles of old photos waiting on my desk, after being away touring in our Motorhome, mainly around Yorkshire. As I’m scanning as always I’m looking out for any names or writing of any kind to research. Then these two pictures came to the top of the pile…