Iíve been told that this is a photograph of Jonah Peaceful, born 1845 (Registered in Lilleshall, Shropshire), died 11 May 1908 (Registered Newport, Shropshire).
Census records show him as a Coal Miner.
To me this doesnít seem to ring true. This doesnít look like the photograph of a coal miner. And I canít understand why it was taken in Reading. Not only from a geographical point of view but looking at the pedigree of the photographic studio Iím sure their services didnít come cheap.
As far as dates are concerned I donít know when this photographic studio was in operation. It may be that this contradicts information Iíve been given.
Has anybody got any thoughts on this?