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Duff Family Bible, London

We have recently acquired the very large but very tatty Victorian Family Bible of James (b. 1838) and Margaret (b. 1840) Duff of Oxendon Street, London. The Bible is missing it's front board but contains a one page Family Register covering 18 individuals. The Bible...

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Just arrived: King Family Bible, Plymouth, UK

We have just acquired this large Victorian Family Bible relating to the King Family of Plymouth in Devon, specifically George (b. 1844) and Sarah Jane (b. 1843) King, and listing their what we believe to be their only child Harry George (1877 - 1947) hs wife Florence...

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Village Musicians

Is anyone able to suggest what may be going on in this Victorian Carte de Visite which I estimate dates to the 1850s (click for larger image) ? I've enhanced the contrast but posted the original scan below too. It's a group of village musicians outside an Inn, but...

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Wellington Street, St Ives, Then and Now.

I visited St Ives in Cambridgeshire today and instantly recognised one street as being from a postcard I have on the website. I took a quick snapshot from memory so I could compare the scenes 100 years apart. I think I did quite well! You can see the original listing...

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