Oh Susanna – It’s Time To Go Back Home

This is a photograph from 120 years ago of Susanna, Dewi, Arthur, Tom – and someone’s father. But who? If they are yours, it’s time to claim them back.

On the reverse of this Victorian Cabinet Card is written the following:  “My Grandmother (Susanna), Dad in black velvet suit, Uncle Dewi next, Uncle Arthur on his Mother’s left, Uncle Tom leaning against her”. As so often with these Victorian studio cards, I have no idea who all these people are, and there is something rather sad about the fact that the photograph is in my collection rather than gracing the mantelpiece of one of Susanna’s relatives. The photograph comes from the studio of A. W. Sargent of Cardiff. If there is anyone out there who wants to claim these people as their own, just get in touch and I will be happy to re-unite them with their family.

The Pitons, St Lucia

Surely one of the great sights of the Caribbean is to look down on the magnificent Pitons of St Lucia.

10 From The Caribbean  8. The Pitons, St Lucia

I have visited St Lucia on a number of occasions, but last month I went to the south-west of the island for the first time and saw the magnificent Pitons. My photograph shows the peaks of the two volcanic plugs – Gros Piton and Petit Piton – and the town of Soufriere. Soufriere used to be the capital of the island, and the Empress Josephine of France was once a resident.