Monthly Archives: January 2015

Joshua Barrow

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Sergt. C Sheather’s Squad – Grenadier Guards – Nov 1920 …..and so a myth is exploded – I had always thought my Grandfather Joshua Barrow served in the Coldstream Guards but this photograph puts me right – similar uniform but … Continue reading

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My parents marry

21st December 1951 and my parents are married in Ardwick, Manchester, with Charlie on release from his Naval duties. Question: Does anyone know why he is wearing a black shirt and not the customary white of a rating? I’m wondering … Continue reading

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Albert and Ellen Mellor

So here are Albert and Ellen, some 40+ years after yesterday’s photograph and aboard the famous Lambretta that was their special present to themselves in their later years (they never owned a car). Gorton Road at the time is virtually … Continue reading

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Ellen Mellor

My maternal grandmother Ellen Mellor is standing at the front door of their terraced house on Gorton Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, sometime in the 1920’s. Husband Albert has taken the photograph. Outside you can see the cobbled street and a large … Continue reading

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