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Recent content by dochines

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    Interesting picture of about 1881

    Thanks for your thoughts, I agree it is a typical staged Victorian picture. It was amongst a friend's grandfather's papers. And yes we are trying to fit these two children into his known tree but having problems as they do not seem to fit.
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    Interesting picture of about 1881

    Can any one help explain this picture found amongst old documents. It is thought it was taken about 1881 I am not even sure whether they are boys or girls. Are they wearing a uniform? if so has anyone any idea what sort of uniform or perhaps even school uniform this is
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    Joseph Rank Fire service

    This is another lovely picture from the same photograph album. The plaque on the wall indicates this is Joseph Rank Ltd Premier Mill London Fire Service I know that a David Barley, father of the owner of the album worked for the Rank flour Mill in Hull and moved to London on the Isle of Dogs in...
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    Class room picture

    Yes a great picture but they are a really miserable lot! though at least they are all looking at the camera. I did try blowing it up to see what is written on the picture but still unclear. I suspect they will have a religious theme. Cannot get a good look at the light either, but looks electric...
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    Class room picture

    Can any one help date this picture of a class room. the picture was found in an album of my late wife's aunt who was born about 1923. I suspect the picture is of a generation earlier so perhaps her mother is in the picture in early Edwardian years. If I am right it is likely to be in the...
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    Deridisi family from Naples

    hi Charlotte 13 If you would like to contact me privately I may be able to help more as I am in touch with other members of this family and all searching for the same information about Mabel Deridisi or mrs White
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    Can anyone please help mash a brickwall?

    Thanks Dave, I have this one top of my shortlist but the middle name Lewis does not recur on any other records of Robert that I have and does not occur again in the family So its a MAY BE only dochines
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    Can anyone please help mash a brickwall?

    Robert Price born about 1791-1793. I believe he died in 1838 was married to Ann Nettleton on 4th Jan 1813 at St Saviours church Suffolk. we know him to be a cooper I know his two children and there may be more William Price born 28 April 1821 Horsley Down Southwark Robert Price born abt 1813...
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    Ada Mary A E Horsfield

    you can use a variety of search engines on the computer to find this data. have a look at ones like Ancestry and Find My Past, but there are many others. At a local level many parish registers have been transcribed and made available on line, or published on discs It is getting steadily easier...
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    Ada Mary A E Horsfield

    you beat me to it Dave, but I concur with your findings dochines
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    Ada Mary A E Horsfield

    I would expect the full names to be included on her birth and baptismal records. I will have a search later dochines
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    Barnardos historical photos ..

    I agree petitions can and do change things. we can even get a Parliamentary debate on a topic if you collect enough signatures dochines
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    Descendants of William de Irwyn ?- my family mystery

    Hi Ross As a "newbie" you have done incredibly well in your research so far and in setting out the difficulty so clearly. I do hope one of the group will be able to help. Proving or disproving such family stories can be a real challenge. I shall follow progress with interest dochines
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    Barnardos historical photos ..

    A vital resource and one that must be saved from destruction. Why not sell the collection to further their charitable cause? I have signed the petition and urge you all to do the same dochines
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