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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 20 April 19 15:32 BST (UK) »
Verezzi, there is no way to determine the colour of something showing as black on a black & white photo.  Many darker shades of  colours, red, blue, green, purple for instance, show as  black when photographed.
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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 20 April 19 18:20 BST (UK) »
Ah! Thank you, I hadn't thought of that regarding the colours. Regarding the sons- there were 4, the two eldest emigrated, the third is the lad who died, the young man in the photo is Uncle Archie who is different to the ones I mentioned, sorry for not being more clear. Someone once told me they thought the photo might have been taken for Archie's coming of age as they felt he was deliberately opening up his coat to show off his watch chain. If there is a date for 1908 then the second eldest is missing but easily could have been elsewhere for work as he was old enough. Archie, in the photo, was born Dec 1891 so would be mid to late teens with the suggested dates which looks about right, he later grew a moustache during the war so it has to be before then. Despite losing a son to illness, all three of the others sons served in the war and all survived- two becoming officers- the eldest won the Military Cross. They did not have an easy war however for instance the young man in the photo was wounded several times and lost his best friend- they signed up together and served in the same regiment, after his friend was shot he went up into no man's land at night to retrieve his body for burial. He later became second lieutenant and was captured and sent to a POW camp in Germany. Terrible times.

But I am waffling, thank you again for all the comments and the beautiful work with the photo, it is much appreciated and I am sending them to my mum now!

I have attached a second photo of the family group for anyone interested, looking at the ages I would expect this was during the war. Many thanks again.

Dan
Durham: Hall, Wilkinson, Taggart, Woodcock, Watson, Gray, Wood, Cummings, Wheldon, Robinson, Cowley, Perkins, Burnside, Corby
Yorkshire: Petty, Blenkiron, Stabler, Garforth.
Northumberland: Wood, Hall, Wilkinson.
Lincolnshire: Bavin, Cook, Graves/Greaves, Catten
Gloucestershire: Smith, Jones, Wheeler
Ireland: Taggart, Workman.

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 20 April 19 19:21 BST (UK) »
     
                         "  Ah! Thank you, I hadn't thought of that regarding the colours. "

                   Trishanne is quite right. We're not Psychic ;D ;D ;D so people get what we

        imagine, rightly or wrongly.  ;D ;D ;D Anybody who complains has to pay a forfeit

        of 3 dozen sausage rolls, to me. 8)

          When I first saw the picture, I automatically assumed that they were Italian ??? ??? ???

          But a quality picture nonetheless. :D :D

                                        " But I am waffling "

           Waffle as much as you like. This is one of the reasons we are on RootsChat, because of

          all the interesting stories that people tell of their ancestry.

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 20 April 19 23:26 BST (UK) »
I have often thought he has an Italian or foreign look about him, it's the moustache and swarthy complexion, but no, he is from South Shields!

Dan
Durham: Hall, Wilkinson, Taggart, Woodcock, Watson, Gray, Wood, Cummings, Wheldon, Robinson, Cowley, Perkins, Burnside, Corby
Yorkshire: Petty, Blenkiron, Stabler, Garforth.
Northumberland: Wood, Hall, Wilkinson.
Lincolnshire: Bavin, Cook, Graves/Greaves, Catten
Gloucestershire: Smith, Jones, Wheeler
Ireland: Taggart, Workman.

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 20 April 19 23:50 BST (UK) »
 Another colour

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 21 April 19 07:59 BST (UK) »
Fantastic thank you. I love reading the photograph posts, so much talent on show.  Happy Easter to all!

Dan
Durham: Hall, Wilkinson, Taggart, Woodcock, Watson, Gray, Wood, Cummings, Wheldon, Robinson, Cowley, Perkins, Burnside, Corby
Yorkshire: Petty, Blenkiron, Stabler, Garforth.
Northumberland: Wood, Hall, Wilkinson.
Lincolnshire: Bavin, Cook, Graves/Greaves, Catten
Gloucestershire: Smith, Jones, Wheeler
Ireland: Taggart, Workman.

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 21 April 19 11:25 BST (UK) »

            Can I suggest Dan that you create a different post for each picture. People who have

         visited the first post have no way of knowing that that you have posted another pic. and

           may think that the subject is finished.

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 21 April 19 12:36 BST (UK) »
Sorry that was more an afterthought really, will do in future.

Dan
Durham: Hall, Wilkinson, Taggart, Woodcock, Watson, Gray, Wood, Cummings, Wheldon, Robinson, Cowley, Perkins, Burnside, Corby
Yorkshire: Petty, Blenkiron, Stabler, Garforth.
Northumberland: Wood, Hall, Wilkinson.
Lincolnshire: Bavin, Cook, Graves/Greaves, Catten
Gloucestershire: Smith, Jones, Wheeler
Ireland: Taggart, Workman.

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Re: Dating and Clean up Gray Family England
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 21 April 19 20:17 BST (UK) »
One more contribution, sorry for being late.
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