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Re: Please date/restore these fabulous Postmen.
« Reply #18 on: Friday 30 November 12 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wiggy, I think they may be. If this was taken circa 1905-1910 then GH, the Postmaster, would be in his 60's. By 1911 he is living in a house in South Molton and not at the PO! So maybe it's outside his home?  ::)

I was wondering about the guy with the flower in his lapel ... did people do that for no reason or would there have to be an occasion ?

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Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #19 on: Friday 30 November 12 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Just a thought ....

GH (b 1847) was made Post Master in 1887...if the photo was taken between 1905-1910 he would have celebrated 20 years of service in 1907 and he would have been turning 60 as well. Maybe a celebration for him?

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Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #20 on: Friday 30 November 12 23:53 GMT (UK) »
If you aren't sure which is your rellie, Deb, maybe he is the 'older' gent in the middle - He would seem to have place of honour!     

That's just my thought!   ;)   Or do you know who the older gent. is??

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Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
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Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #21 on: Saturday 01 December 12 00:39 GMT (UK) »
After convincing my wife that pic was reversed, tidying up a bit and  posting, found that George had beat me too it.
Can't help with any additional info I'm afraid.
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« Reply #22 on: Saturday 01 December 12 01:15 GMT (UK) »
Wiggy ....I am hoping he is the older gentleman 'of honour'  :) When I was given this photo someone had dated it at 1890's which would have meant GH was 45...because of the new dating it's actually possible that this may be my GH!!!! ;D which would be fabulous!

Another thought is that if it was his 20th year celebration of being PM, he would also be turning 60 ...another celebration!


Thanks again for taking an interest  :)
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #23 on: Saturday 01 December 12 01:19 GMT (UK) »
Morrie

What a fantastic restore....Thank you so much!

I am amazed by your and John's sharp eyes when it comes to the fact that the picture was reversed! I had no clue except now when I look at the picture it seems "right' somehow!

Hope your wife appreciates your restore for me LOL  ;D ;D Tell her thanks for letting you spend the time on the photo!!!

deb  :)
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #24 on: Saturday 01 December 12 01:25 GMT (UK) »
Seems moustaches were popular in those days  :)
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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« Reply #25 on: Saturday 01 December 12 03:13 GMT (UK) »
Photo was probably taken in Movember    ;) ;)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriesshire,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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« Reply #26 on: Saturday 01 December 12 03:36 GMT (UK) »
;D ;D ;D ;D

I will check GH's birthday ...If it's Movember I'll die laughing!

deb
Travellers = Penfold, Orchard, James
Devon = Middleton,  Waterfield, Adams, Clark/e, Gould
Cornwall = Palmer, Carnarton, Slack/Smith. Morris/h
Wales, New Quay = James, Evans


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