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Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« on: Thursday 01 March 18 18:57 GMT (UK) »
This is a photo of Ruth Stevens (1892-1946) & her sister Hephzibah (1882-1980) - both great aunts to me. Can anyone help with the likely location? The family had connections with Worthing, West Sussex & I know they went to Worthing for weekends/holidays but I have previously shown this to another family member & they said they did not recognise the style of window in the buildings behind as typical of Worthing.

Also as I'm notoriously bad at guessing ages would I be correct in thinking c1925 for a date of the photo & that the older lady is on left as we look??

If anyone can clean up the image & possibly add some colour to Ruth & Hep that would be a bonus.

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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 March 18 11:21 GMT (UK) »
More likely 1930s I think Keith.
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 March 18 11:25 GMT (UK) »
As you can see the woman at the back is wearing a cloche hat. Add the short skirt = 1920's & probably mid-late decade.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 March 18 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carol & Jim - are they wearing Easter Bonnets or just fancy hats?  :-\

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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 March 18 11:33 GMT (UK) »
As you can see the woman at the back is wearing a cloche hat. Add the short skirt = 1920's & probably mid-late decade.

The cloche hat worn by the lady in the distance doesn't appear to have a brim and that's why I went for 1930s but it's not that clear  :: :-\  also, given their birth dates... their ages don't seem to fit with 1920s to me?
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CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 March 18 12:10 GMT (UK) »
The other thing I noticed was the older lady's watch strap. These were popular with Officers during WW1 & became a bit of a fashion trend post war but I've not seen any in the 30's. like this.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 March 18 12:48 GMT (UK) »
  These hats remind me of my Gran's hats, she was a keen milliner and used to make her
  own hats.  A higher smooth crown and a narrow-mid range brim.  See attached photo taken
  1934-35 in Aust.  I think these ladies have made their own hats which are quite elaborately
  trimmed.   The lady on the right could be in her 40's and the older lady on the left 10 years
  older based on d.o.b.   
Boland   NSW, Australia
Gibbs   S.Aust. & Queensland
Jennings NSW, Australia
Page  Coventry UK, Queensland Aust.
Sellars (Sellard) Gloucestershire
Kirby  Lechlade, Gloucestershire
Hampshire  Stepney, Middlesex & Hampshire
Goddard,  Isle of Wight
Cushen, Isle of Wight
Keys,  Tyrone Ireland & NSW Australia

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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 March 18 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Great watch & hat facts.

Thanks
Keith

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Re: Help with location & date of photograph please of Ruth and Hephzibah
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 March 18 13:45 GMT (UK) »
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