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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #9 on: Friday 31 May 13 19:33 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

This website seems to show that Dura Ltd had a number of addresses in different towns - there is a Wales link!
http://www.victorianphotographers.co.uk/index.php?searchStr=Dura+Ltd&_a=viewCat&Submit=
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« Reply #10 on: Friday 31 May 13 19:35 BST (UK) »
DURA;;14;St John's Sq;Cardiff;1908-11;1908;;(also as Dura Ltd. and
Durašs Photos Ltd.); ;SB
DURA;; ;Northampton Place;Swansea;;1910;Kelly;St. Helenšs Rd;;S&R
DURA;;53;Queen St;Cardiff;1912-20;1912;;Park Chambers ; ;SB
DURA;;30;Dunraven Place;Bridgend;1918-21;1918;;;;SB
DURA;; ;Station Rd;Merthyr;1918-21;1918;;;;SB
DURA;; ;Chapel St;Bargoed;;1920;Kelly;;;S&R
DURA;;30;Dunraven Place;Bridgend; ;1920;Kelly;;;S&R
DURA;;1;Northampton Place;Swansea;;1920;Kelly;St. Helenšs Rd;;S&R
DURA;; ;Post Office Chambers;Merthyr;;1920;Kelly;;;S&R
DURA;;53;Queen St;Cardiff; ;1920;Kelly;Park Chambers ; ;S&R
DURA;;60;Taff St;Pontypridd;;1920;Kelly;60 or 90 ???;;S&R
DURA;;9a;Duke St;Cardiff;;1926;;;;SB
DURAS;Portrait Specialist;; ;Penarth/Cardiff;;1911;Own collection;Dad
age 2;;PM

Source:  http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CARMARTHENSHIRE-FHS/2006-08/1154601751

Do you think these are the address of the photographers, or the details of someones photo collection with the address they were taken?   ???
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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #11 on: Friday 31 May 13 20:48 BST (UK) »
My partner suggested maybe Baby was a third child? with the photo being taken on the day the baby was born. The photo being taken and sent to the father from the two older children - Dora and Glyn - with the youngest of the two, Glyn being aged 1 year and 5 months at the time?

I think it's improbable.  ::)


Does the child on the left have a tankard on the arm of the chair? Would that just be used as a prop or might it have been a first birthday present?
Is he wearing a bracelet on his left wrist or is it just a shadow?
He has lace at the bottom of his 'dress', did boys clothes have decoration like that? 
He's stood on the chair (maybe leaning against the back), my child wasn't steady enough on her feet at age one to stand still on a chair for a picture, but I'm guessing others can? Does he look like a one year old?

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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #12 on: Friday 31 May 13 21:39 BST (UK) »
My partner suggested maybe Baby was a third child? with the photo being taken on the day the baby was born. The photo being taken and sent to the father from the two older children - Dora and Glyn - with the youngest of the two, Glyn being aged 1 year and 5 months at the time?



I wondered that, but then thought if Mum was in labour giving birth to 'baby', then they were hardly likely to have booked a photgrapher for the other children. Unless Nanny or someone took them to  the studio leaving Mum with some other staff or rellie to care for her as she gave birth.

I'm going for it being taken on the birthday of one of the children, but now the photo is a year and 5 months old.
But who knows? !!

Seems like it is quite likely Wales though.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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« Reply #13 on: Monday 03 June 13 23:06 BST (UK) »
I've been through the Birth index on FreeBMD and compared records for

Glyn/Glyndwr Q1 and Q2 1918 in Wales,
against the Doras from Q1 1913 to Q4 1918 in Wales,

and cannot find records that match all the surname, mothers name and district.

I don't have any other ideas...???
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« Reply #14 on: Monday 03 June 13 23:47 BST (UK) »
I thought the bear was named Glyn ???
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« Reply #15 on: Monday 03 June 13 23:57 BST (UK) »
I thought the bear was named Glyn ???

They guessed that Glyn was the bear. Reading the postcard it seems to be one of the children.
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« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 04 June 13 01:09 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

Agree with lizdb here. Two children - daughter is Dora, son is Glyn. Perhaps Baby is the bear. I've been working through familysearch but haven't been able to get any appropriate matches between children's surnames etc.

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Re: Can Rootschat members help? - Lost Teddy Bear 'Seeks' Owner
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 04 June 13 08:25 BST (UK) »
So let me get this right then.

In the picture are two children, with a teddy. It's the same teddy as the one found at Bristol Airport.

The term 'daughter & sonnie' refers to "daughter and son", called "Dora" and "Glyn".

I wonder who 'baby' was, who was 1 year 5 months old in 1918? These two children are both older than that - can we guess their ages?

Could Dora be short for Dorothy or Theodora?

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