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Identifying girls uniform
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 20:58 BST (UK) »
I have a photo of two girls named Emily and Florance (from message on the back) but surname not known. I am puzzled about the clothing. Someone has suggested that they could be wearing a Girls Brigade uniform. Is there anyway of determing this and what country the uniform or clothing may originate from. I live in England but some of my fathers relatives emigrated to the USA and Australia.

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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 August 18 09:13 BST (UK) »
Hello westcountrybairn

Can you attach the photograph so that we can see it ?

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Sarah
can see it now :D
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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 16 August 18 11:08 BST (UK) »
Sorry- it obviously didn't load.  I had trouble loading now so reduced the size which has allowed it to load but landscape rather than portrait which it should be but clicking on the title of the photo at the bottom left corner will allow it to open correctly.

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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 August 18 16:32 BST (UK) »
Right way up.
Well it's a charming photo & looks to be around WW1 & possibly a bit later.
I can't see anything in this that indicates any kind of uniform just 2 sisters in their best outfits.
Is it a postcard type photo or something else?
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: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 August 18 19:05 BST (UK) »
Could be a parochial school uniform or their "Sunday best". The only thing that could imply a uniform is the girl on the right has a charm on her scarf (?) that looks like an orange, however the girl on the left does not have such a charm.  See pics below:


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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 16 August 18 20:47 BST (UK) »
Yes, a genealogist friend noticed there seems to be some sort of badge on the girl on the right - might be part of the reason she thought it could be some sort of uniform (girls life brigade or similar). Thanks for giving it some consideration.

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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 16 August 18 20:54 BST (UK) »
Right way up.
Well it's a charming photo & looks to be around WW1 & possibly a bit later.
I can't see anything in this that indicates any kind of uniform just 2 sisters in their best outfits.
Is it a postcard type photo or something else?
  In reply to this - it is a photo, not a postcard.

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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 16 August 18 21:25 BST (UK) »
Yes, a genealogist friend noticed there seems to be some sort of badge on the girl on the right - might be part of the reason she thought it could be some sort of uniform (girls life brigade or similar). Thanks for giving it some consideration.

Looking closer, I don't think it's a badge. It's more a fastener for the scarf or a locket on a fine chain.

I just like to do photo restores.

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Re: Identifying girls uniform
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 16 August 18 22:01 BST (UK) »
Don't get too carried away. These are variations of the sailor suit popular with girls as well as boys from around the 1890's up to around WW1.
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
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/