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Offline shanreagh

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 03 March 19 06:54 GMT (UK) »
Perhaps attending a May Queen celebration or celbrating the crowning of King Edward V11?

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 03 March 19 07:45 GMT (UK) »
I found this article about a bike festival in 1900 saying that bike festivals were held for the fall of mafeking and continued until Ww1.  Not so sure if that might help your research

 https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/ellesmere-port-recreate-1900s-bike-13279314
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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 12:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Creasegirl
I followed your link - interesting, as a result I googled a bit more and found an Alarmy stock picture of another chap with a similarly decorated bicycle wearing a very similar costume the photograph was printed by Glass and son from a fete or carnival in Barking East London date given as circa 1910 - 1920. Both sides of my family were living in East London at that time however one side was closer to Barking.

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Re: Ancestor with a decorated bicycle date please
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Great that you found something out about the photo.
Garnock (lothian, fife)
Valet (london, switzerland)
Butcher (ramsgate, glasgow)
Blackbird (durham,  newcastle)
Barr (ayrshire, ireland)
Fleming (paisley)
Crone, croney ,(dumfriesshire, ireland)