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Thanks for doing that, it's much appreciated.

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Can anyone help date the photo by the clothes/hairstyle, or by the photographers name on the back of the photo. I tried to look up the address (56 Camden High Street) in street directories of the era we think it is from (1910-1918) and found a photogrpahers there in 1914 but not the same name. Can anyone help?

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Thanks for your help. Can anyone narrow it down to a more precise date, I was wondering about the style of neck tie and the way he wears it and the shape of the shirt collar and the number of buttons on the double breasted jacket.

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Yes it is a postcard. The back features the photographic studio's name. The man we think it is died in 1918 and was aged 30. I'd say the man in the photo was as bit younger than that so that would be it was taken circa 1908-1914.

Also attached is a photo of the man who we think is his son. Are there any facial recognition experts out there who might be able to say that these two men are related?

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We think this is a portrait of my great-grandfather Robert Lay but we're not 100% sure but it would help to date it. Can anyone help identify the year it was taken from the clothing and hairstyle.
The back shows the photographers to be Russell's Studios, 56 High Street, Camden Town, London NW1. Does anyone know anything about them, eg when they were trading and how long they were at that address.

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The Common Room / Re: Antiques Roadshow Treasure Hunt - Who was Catherine?
« on: Wednesday 18 April 18 20:10 BST (UK)  »
Although it was fascinating viewing my feeling was that it was a hoax, not by the people showing it but by someone who owned the house prior to them.

That photograph looks a bit older than 1928 when it should date from (from the woman's clothes and hairstyle I would say just prior to WWI).

If the girl lived at 64 Bullsmore Lane then that would have been the address where the note was found, there would have been no need to include the address on the note. But the people who bought it to the show didn't say the address where it wad found or even which part of the country it was from.

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World War One / Re: Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 19:14 BST (UK)  »
We think it might be Frederick Charles Lay but I'm in doubt as he was born in 1902. He has an older brother George Henry Lay (b1989) but he was in the Lancashire Fusiliers. Still the regiment might help us work out who it might be, so thanks for your help.

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World War One / Help wanted identiying regiment from uniform
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 16:07 BST (UK)  »
I have been sent an old photo of two soldiers in WWI, one of whom could be my ancestor. He is pictured with a pal, although it could be his brother. However I thought he was too young to join up as he was only born in 1902 but the soldiers here both look older than 16.
Can anyone identify the regiment from the cap badges and tell me something about the uniforms they are wearing?

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I've solved the mystery of not finding a marriage for Mary Webb to Thomas Cove, it seems she previously married a William Ferguson who died and so she married Thomas Cove as Mary Ferguson.

Mary AM Cove can't be the Mabel who lived with Richard Holford because she was still married to Thomas Cove until 1930 when he died but a Mabel is listed as living with Richard Holford in Kentish Town as early as 1920. I suspect this is his sister.

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