Christmas Past in Lady’s magazines 1792 & 1894

Its amazing how times change over the years, this year apart from adding many more Old Photos to my collection, I also added a 1792 The Lady’s Companion to my collection of books. It’s almost falling apart, so has obviously been well read, the spine has almost gone & it’s quite discoloured, but the very…

M.J.E Salisbury & GS Wood Pt 2. Old Photos Collection

UPDATE… as of 9th February 2017 all of these fabulous photos in this collection are now back with their family. The new owner is a direct descendant of George Swinford Wood & Mary Jane Eliza Salisbury, isn’t that wonderful! Following my last Blog about the Salisbury & Wood family…. Link Here Salisbury & Wood Family…

Mary Jane Eliza Salisbury married George Swinford Wood

UPDATE… as of 9th February 2017 all of these fabulous photos in this collection are now back with their family. The new owner is a direct descendant of George Swinford Wood & Mary Jane Eliza Salisbury, isn’t that wonderful! On our September holiday, we went all along the South Coast from Hayling Island to Hythe…

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…

Maiwand 1880 by BSM William Paton

An account of Maiwand 1880, by BSM W.Paton, plus four appointments to the office, of him & two other members of his family, spanning three Monarchs, Queen Victoria, King Edward & George

Thomas Alfred Mead & Florence Ada Ivy Cox

UPDATE…….Another group of my Old Photos returned to their family!  After this message from John in Hampshire on this Blog, we corresponded and I am very pleased to say all these photos are now back with the family they belong to, how they ended up at a Car Boot sale in Dorchester is a mystery,…

Quaker Wedding 1820 by Percy Bigland

We have a super Market in Bridport on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. The Saturday one is the largest, and there are many selling Antiques and Vintage stuff.  I have often picked up Old Photos when we’ve been wandering along the stalls. On a recent visit I saw this large picture hanging outside a stallholders house, by…