I've inherited lots of old photographs, documents and assorted memorabilia which I'm sorting out and adding to my on-line archive. So far it's got three sections: Schooldays, Funerals and Who are these people? This photograph is in the Who are these people? section: I haven't a clue who they are but I'm guessing from the hats it's sometime in the 1920s. What do you think? No clues really as to where they are. Blackpool? Southport? Bridlington? It's so frustrating when you have photographs of people and you don't know who they are and everyone who might have been able to tell you has died. I've gone through all my personal photos and stuck labels on enough to make it easy for anyone in years to come to work out who we all are. I suppose nowadays it's not such a problem with tagging on Facebook etc but the problem will be that there are so many photos; no-one in the future will have enough spare time to look at them all. I was doing a backup of my photos earlier today and found that I've taken 1,793 since March this year. I don't know if that's excessive or modest; it's just that wherever I go it's click,click,click. Someone was interviewed on Radio 4 "Today" a few days ago bemoaning that people only look at places of interest through the lens of a camera; I'll hold my hands up! Guilty as charged. I love getting back from an excursion and re-living it through the images but that doesn't stop me enjoying the experience at the time though. Anyway, hope you've got time to take a look at what I've uploaded so far from my family history and that you find it interesting. This website is a work in progress and will be so for quite a while yet so do keep calling back to see what else I've got on it.
Bye for now!
I'm a former primary school head teacher now enjoying family history, e-publishing and gardening. I'm the author of "Cabbage and Semolina: Memories of a 1950s Childhood" and was delighted when the book became an Amazon 2015 bestseller in the Social History category. I'm the founder of Spurwing Ebooks which is at http://www.spurwing-ebooks.com for book details and information about new releases and special offers. Details of my books are at https://www.amazon.co.uk/C.-Murray/e/B009R7CRVC and the other books I've published are at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michael-Murray/e/B007AQZMZK