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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 22:45 GMT (UK) »
Cracking find Matthewj64  :o

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 22:51 GMT (UK) »
WOW! Incredible detective work!

There are some amazing detectives here on Rootschat who can identify a location with very little to go on.  We love a location hunt  ;D

Please feel free to post more of your amazing photos Joybaloo, we would love to see them and help locate them if we can.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Well done Mathew

I also think the building in the 1st photo should be recognizable. The ( I could be wrong) Art Deco front should prick some memories.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 23:00 GMT (UK) »
Well done, Matthew.

I wonder if anyone can identify the regiment of the man wearing the armband, or perhaps give a rough date?
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 29 November 16 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Well done, Matthew.

I wonder if anyone can identify the regiment of the man wearing the armband, or perhaps give a rough date?
    it  could have been during WW2  as one possibility.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 30 November 16 00:24 GMT (UK) »
Excellent photos - fascinating!

Very impressive detective work Matthew!  :)

What do others think about the best way to post these photos for (possible) identification?

I tend to think that posting in large numbers at the same time can get confusing, and a bit overwhelming, with the likelihood of some photos being overlooked.

How do you prefer to see them posted? One photo per thread (as per Caz and others ID photos)? In "batches" if possible to identify "batches", or just randomly?

It might take a bit of sorting but my preference would be for military ones together in series of 3 to 5, and similar for others catalogued by location? 

Alternatively, if the slides were developed in a series which may tell a story, that would be a good way to put together a time line of events. For example in this series, the chap at the front door in his uniform possibly packed up to go off to war, then the same chap appearing in some of the photos taken during his service abroad.  :)

Just my thoughts.  :)

May I ask how many slides/photos you have Joy? They are a joy  ;D to see and I hope we will be able to find interested descendants who will delight in having them returned to the family.


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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 30 November 16 00:46 GMT (UK) »
I agree, Ruskie. Perhaps the ones obviously taken in the UK could be posted here, a few at a time, and the military ones on the Armed Forces board where people with more military knowledge may be able to date them better?

Hopefully if some of the UK places can be identified that may help to find the family, especially if a pattern emerges.
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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 30 November 16 00:54 GMT (UK) »
Very true groom.  :) For ID purposes it would be more useful to start with the UK photos. 

Though interesting, the military ones look like thousands of other military photos, and there is no way to identify any names associated with them, even if someone can work out dates or campaigns, or locations or regiments .... :-\

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Re: Family I.D. of Dusty Negatives found 40 years ago in Cornwall
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 30 November 16 04:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all, a sign that's readable for once made the difference  :)

Just a thought on the subject of displaying for identifying, it would be interesting to see them all together in the one place - photobucket, flickr or the like - to try to spot connections. For instance, I'm wondering if the older man holding a glass of sherry in the doorway is also the soldier smoking a pipe?

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