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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...
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...
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...
Just Arrived: Clapham Family Bible, 1873
We've just received a charming Family Bible dating from the 1870s and listing the 11 children of William and Mary Clapham of Heigham, Norwich. Please Contact Us to register an interest. [people]
Just in: Family Bible of Caralyne Fox and James Rook
To be catalogued shortly. Please contact us to register an interest.
In the Auctions: 17th Century Burchatt Family Bible
We've spotted this impressive 17th Century Burchatt Family Bible coming up for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions on the 11th June 2015. It contains a lovely Family register with dates ranging between 1609 and 1669. Our Facebook follower Rachel Willis has provided us with...
At Auction: Bible of Edmund Crawley of Hempstead, Hertfordshire, born 1722
This small and distressed Pocket Bible of Edmund Crawley, a pursor of Hemptead in Hertfordshire (now Hemel Hempstead) is coming up for auction shortly with Keys Fine Art Auctioneers of Norwich with a guide price of £150 - £200. According to the auction report, the...
Any German Speakers able to Translate?
Can anyone take a stab at translating the inscription on this German Photo Postcard,c.1912?
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...
St Bridget’s Church,Brigham, Cumbria, 1860s
Compare this image from the Visit Cumbria webpage above to this Carte de Visite from the 1860s St Bridget's church in Brigham, Cumbria has barely changed.