Auntie Annie And The Dead Fox Marker

This is a photograph of my Auntie Annie - Annie Elizabeth Burnett who, in October 1933, became Annie Moore. My guess is that this particular photograph was taken before she married and could potentially date from somewhere in the late 1920s. She was born in 1903, and therefore she would have been 25 years old … Continue reading Auntie Annie And The Dead Fox Marker

English Spoken

We were in Italy earlier this year. And then, of course, we had our trip to Spain last month. We are booked for Venice in September, and, who knows, we might fit a trip in to see all the relatives in the Caribbean towards the end of the year or the beginning of next year. … Continue reading English Spoken

Three Kids

I guess I was about four years old when this photograph was taken (yes, that's me, the cute one in the middle). If I was four, we were still living in Bradford - we didn't move to Halifax until the following year - and therefore the photograph was probably taken at our house in Southmere … Continue reading Three Kids

Fowlers’ Cards : The Longtown Connection

With a few exceptions, the majority of the hundred or so postcards in the collection put together by my Great Uncle Fowler over one hundred years ago, fit into three distinct geographic categories: East Lancashire where Fowlers' sister Eliza was living at the time; Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire where the family originated … Continue reading Fowlers’ Cards : The Longtown Connection

Derwentwater, July 1928

Scanning some old photographs from an album of my uncle's, Harry Moore, I was fairly sure this was the Lake District, and captioned it accordingly. I then found an old, faded, penciled caption written in the album which I managed to read when I scanned it with high contrast. I can therefore be even more … Continue reading Derwentwater, July 1928

Fowler’s Cards : Keighley Mechanics

The second of the cards from my Great Uncle, Fowler Beanland's postcard collection shows a view of Keighley Mechanics Institute, which is quite appropriate, as the Beanland family were rooted in Keighley and they were mechanics of one sort or another for generation after generation. The Mechanics Institute was a fine building that stood at … Continue reading Fowler’s Cards : Keighley Mechanics

Monochrome Lives In Sepia Spaces

This is a photograph of my grandmother, Harriet Ellen Burnett, outside her house in Arctic Parade, Great Horton, Bradford. I've added a touch of colour to the photo, because 100 years ago - about the time the photo was taken - people didn't lead monochrome lives or inhabit sepia spaces. My grandparents were living at … Continue reading Monochrome Lives In Sepia Spaces