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Off to the Seaside

Back when the album photographs were taken, an annual holiday was not to Spain or Morocco or Florida but to the seaside. For people living in Yorkshire communities such as the ones my ancestors came from that mostly meant going to the Yorkshire coast for a week of maybe two if they were [...]

2023-01-31T17:11:25-05:00Tuesday, January 31, 2023|England, Family History|

Utherdale Tales – Girl Power 1925(ish)

Winnie Minion - A Flapper This young lady was a well-liked cousin of my aunts who were born in 1906 and 1910 respectively … judging by her clothing this photograph was taken in the twenties. Let’s say 1925 and that she was more or less contemporaneous with the aunts making her what, [...]

2023-01-28T13:40:55-05:00Friday, January 27, 2023|Family History|

Utherdale Tales – The Wedding Party

These two photographs were on facing pages in the Tyke family album but there was no indication of date, location or even if the occasions were linked. Had the chaps taken their ladies for a picnic in the countryside? Was this a works summer outing from a small business ... such events [...]

2023-01-28T13:40:08-05:00Thursday, January 26, 2023|England, Family History, Nostalgia|

Rescued Photographs

Over a long lifetime I have gathered (moss and rolling stone etc) odd items from aged relatives. Now I am an aged relative myself, I have looked out a couple of old photograph albums that came to me from relatives in Leeds and which have gathered dust and been unopened for maybe [...]

2023-01-30T15:32:09-05:00Wednesday, January 25, 2023|England, Family History, photography|
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