More of a muddle than a match Holley and Watkins wedding snaps

A ‘new’ Welsh second cousin getting in touch through this website was a welcome prompt to go back to the pile of photos scanned during last year’s visit to Knighton and cousin Islwyn {1}. Some have got directly attached to individuals on the family tree on Ancestry, via Family Tree Maker. Others continue to need cracking of puzzles such as the date of the picture and the people featured. This piece is a start on a puzzle or two. » Continue reading More of a muddle than a match Holley and Watkins wedding snaps

Neals at home – photos

A selection of old photos from family albums. First few photos were taken at 7 Guernsey Road, Norwich.

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Neals in Canada – photos

A selection of old photos from family albums. First ten photos are of Robert (Bob) Neal and family at or near Oak River, Manitoba, Canada.

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Apologies for the crude auto-cropping of the thumbnails. » Continue reading “Neals in Canada – photos”

A better view of the Canadian Neals

A few old photographs have thrown a whole lot of new light onto the great aunt and uncle who separately left Norwich for the relative wilds of Canada.

Gayle, a second cousin once removed and living in that country, has been looking into her family history for longer than me and has got a collection of photos not just of her ancestors going back to Robert Neal and Mary Earl but also Robert’s sister Alice. » Continue reading “A better view of the Canadian Neals”

Tracing the Osborne inscriptions at Trealaw

The hundredth article on Cutlock & Co {1} is as good as any to re-visit the photographs taken at Trealaw Cemetery back in April 2011 {3}. This time it is a focus on the Osborne side.

The grave of great great grandparents William and Mary Ann Osborne was perhaps the easiest to find – right next to one of the main paths.

Son Daniel predeceased his parents, age just 19 in 1909. » Continue reading “Tracing the Osborne inscriptions at Trealaw”

The electrical connection Welsh bright sparks

One of the most interesting photographs in the collection held by cousin Islwyn is this one of the electrical shop in Llanelli. Known to Islwyn as Thomas Brothers, that doesn’t appear to be the business name in 1937 (19th January to be precise). The white-coated person is Bill Walters, husband of great aunt Miriam Watkins.

As very few of the old photos are dated (many don’t have any label), perhaps there is something significant about that day. » Continue reading The electrical connection Welsh bright sparks