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Offline brianz

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Segrave Dramatic find?
« on: Sunday 09 November 14 00:53 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to accurately date the attached photo. The photo is taken in Amcotts village in Lincolnshire with one of my several times G Grandfathers standing outside his shop. I have been trying to date the photo using the adverts for the newspapers displayed in the shop window. One seems to something to do with Segrave ( I do not know what this is or was) and the other one for Mosley and what looks like employment in the Herald. Can anyone untangle and date this puzzle please?

Thanks   Steve
Hannam in London, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield
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Re: Segrave Dramatic find?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 November 14 02:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Steve,

Possibly to do with the death of Sir Henry Segrave while attempting the World Water Speed Record in 1930.  Google Sir Henry's name and you should find plenty of information.

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Re: Segrave Dramatic find?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 November 14 03:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Henry Segrave was killed on Lake Windermere on 13th June 1930.  In 1929/30 Oswald Mosely was appointed to the post of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (de facto Minister without Portfolio, outside the Cabinet) with responsibility for solving the unemployment problem.  Mosley resigned his position in May 1930.

Considering the information on both placards, I would suggest that a date sometime in mid-1930 is most probable for the photograph.

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Re: Segrave Dramatic find?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 09 November 14 03:50 GMT (UK) »
"Oswald Moseley on Unemployment"
A British Movietone Gazette 'film' interview/speech in 1930
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rfXD4gESOo

(He was married to Diana, one of the Mitford sisters)

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Re: Segrave Dramatic find?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 09 November 14 04:20 GMT (UK) »
The "Segrave: Dramatic Find" may be referring to cause of the accident as reported on 15th to 17th June 1930 when the Inquest had opened.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/51668711

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Re: Segrave Dramatic find?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 November 14 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone you seem to have nailed the date

Thanks again  Steve
Hannam in London, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield
Collins in Staffordshire
Brackenbury, Gurnell and Willson in Lincolnshire and now Nottinghamshire
Marples in Derbyshire and Yorkshire
Heginbotham in Derbyshire