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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 25 July 17 05:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you Alan,
I would agree with your comment on USA being added if out of that Country.  I think we just presumed it was a NZ paper as that was where you were posting from.  ;D

Rosie

I have got the cutting and have looked on the reverse side for any clues as to its location.
It is all society gossip and covers the arrivals and departures of people who I assume are members of the 'upper class' on there peregrinations!
They have given addresses and whilst the do not give State or Town addresses with a bit of help from Google Earth I have determined that they are all addresses in the state of Indiana.

Our local community news paper has come on board and is running an item in the next edition so we intend to hold on until then and see what new information, if any, comes to hand.

You may have noticed from the latest information on the museums Facebook page the later photos have been identified so it  now appears as if the pictures we have been  given may have come from more than one source which does add some more mystery!

Again thanks to all the information you have posted it will no doubt assist us in re uniting the pictures with there rightful owners.

Alan
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #37 on: Friday 28 July 17 04:42 BST (UK) »
Here is one of the photos who we believe to be Miss or Mrs Beale, the picture was taken in Tavistock
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #38 on: Friday 28 July 17 05:04 BST (UK) »
This is the newspaper cutting are these two ladies one and the same?
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #39 on: Friday 28 July 17 05:09 BST (UK) »
This is the link to an item in one of the local newspapers published yesterday

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/94991125/mystery-surrounds-old-photographs
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #40 on: Friday 28 July 17 17:28 BST (UK) »
Photo restoration board may be able to date the Tavistock photo for you - they will need front & back of it though
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #41 on: Saturday 29 July 17 14:04 BST (UK) »
The photos look a bit 1930s don't they? Could well be the same woman in both - she doesn't look very happy.  :)

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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #42 on: Saturday 29 July 17 16:17 BST (UK) »
The photos look a bit 1930s don't they? Could well be the same woman in both - she doesn't look very happy.  :)

Perhaps she was practising for her passport photo  ;D
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #43 on: Tuesday 05 December 17 02:20 GMT (UK) »
An update on progress so far.

We have had a number of responses to an article published in the Tavistock Times and this is the link http://www.tavistock-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=422367&headline=New%20Zealand%20museum%20hoping%20to%20re


We have still not found the 'Kiwi' connection on the Beale photos but do have some good leads originating from the above article.  We have had contact from a distant relation of Ivy Beale a cousin of an aunt a few times removed and he is going to do some more family research and see if he can locate a closer ancestor. he is currently on holiday :o(

We have identified the house that is in the photographs and it is the residence of the Beales,
Pen Tavy.

Inquiries among the local Hudson community has so far drawn a blank, their line came to
New Zealand in the early 1800s' so that could well rule them out as the pictures date from around the 30's.
Is it possible that the wedding picture in front of the house could be the Beale-Hudson wedding? The Vickery name could well be a link and we may be chasing the wrong name.
The above contact is probably worth waiting on before proceeding further.

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Alan
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Re: Miss Ivy Beale of "Pen Tavi" Tavistock Devon
« Reply #44 on: Friday 09 February 18 07:52 GMT (UK) »
An update on this post.

It now appears that the house in the wedding picture was not in fact Pen Tavi, it is a house a few doors away called Ryal Mount and we have been in touch the the present resident. It appears that the house was most likely occupied by the Baker family, but we can find no reference to a wedding on BMD that matches that wedding location. The house may well have been used as a venue for a non family wedding.
We are still chipping away at this and will post further if anything new comes to light.
Britton:Hawkins: London
Stephenson: Cox: London
Straughan: Sweeney: Newcastle/Durham
Liddell: Hobson:Newcastle/Durham
Horne:Oxfordshire/ Bienfait/Winnipeg
Voss: Dorset