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Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« on: Friday 31 May 13 16:08 BST (UK) »
Bristol Airport Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner

"Bristol Airport is trying to find the owner of an antique teddy bear left in a carrier bag in the departure lounge more than a year ago.

Staff said the bear, who they believe is called Glyn, was found with an old photograph dated 1918, and other items.

On the reverse of the photograph - sent to "our darling daddy" - it names two children, Dora and Sonia, and Glyn."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-22717020

Does anyone think they could help?  Are there any clues in the photo as to location?  Is there a post mark?  Is it possible to find two sisters named Dora and Sonia?  It would be fabulous if the experience of the  scavenger hunt can can help discover who Glyns family was...

Moderator Comment: Image of the post card that came with teddy has been added (sent from Bristol Airport)

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Updated - Family Found:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=648863.msg5163704#msg5163704

Updated - Bear found to belong to Robert Glyn Baker, now in Cyprus:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=648863.msg5205510#msg5205510
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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #1 on: Friday 31 May 13 17:39 BST (UK) »
What does the writing that is upside down say?
Something about Baby's birthday and a 1918 date?


Also, I am not convinced that is says 'Sonia' . . .
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #2 on: Friday 31 May 13 17:58 BST (UK) »
What does the writing that is upside down say?
Something about Baby's birthday and a 1918 date?


Also, I am not convinced that is says 'Sonia' . . .

Taken on babys birthday March 4th 1918
One year & 5 months old
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« Reply #3 on: Friday 31 May 13 18:01 BST (UK) »
! So who is aged 1 year and 5 mths?


Maybe it is tne photograph that is 1 yr 5 mths old

So wasnt sent to Daddy till August 1919
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 31 May 13 18:13 BST (UK) »
I wonder if it says

'With dearest love & x's to our darling Daddie from your loving little daughter & sonnie
Dora and Glyn'


Thus the younger child is Glyn (looks like a girl, but all babies wore dresses )and not the bear!!

Glyn is very much a Welsh name (looking at births in 1917ish)
So we need one with a corresponding Dora as sister . . . .
But I may be wrong, though the more I look at it te more convinced I am - esp the ie at the end of Daddie and Sonnie
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #5 on: Friday 31 May 13 18:24 BST (UK) »
I've probably been looking at too many old photographs lately, but wasn't there a photo of a child very similar to one of these children on the photo restoration section of rootschat?
England:  Archer, Bailey, Bates, Blower, Bosworth, Court, Hicklin, Orton, Palmer, Robbins, Sedgwick, Smith, Stevenson, Stone, Varnam, Wakelin, Walker
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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #6 on: Friday 31 May 13 19:11 BST (UK) »
Some good points so far

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« Reply #7 on: Friday 31 May 13 19:16 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I could really have added these pictures earlier.

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 31 May 13 19:28 BST (UK) »
I see down the side it says " from the studios of Dura Ltd"

Wonder if that will lead us to a part of the country
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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