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Trying to date these two but which wife?
« on: Wednesday 29 May 19 19:54 BST (UK) »
The gentleman married twice but not sure if this is his first or second wife.  A date would help or a guess at his/her age.   They look well turned out. Front and back view

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 May 19 20:37 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I'm no expert, but going by photos in my own family, I would date the postcard/photograph to mid 1930s. The lady looks to be in her 60s....the gentleman , maybe late 60s/70ish?
They do look like a smart couple !

Looby :)


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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 May 19 21:11 BST (UK) »
According to https://gohomeonapostcard.wordpress.com/companies/remington-margate-and-torquay/ "Hove Holiday Snaps were later operated by Remington (from their former Davigdor Road address) in the thirties."

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 May 19 21:34 BST (UK) »
Japeflakes, I did a double take when I saw your photo, I thought it was a couple I have in my tree, Samuel Edge and Harriet Newcombe.

Have a look at the photo in this link, second one down on the right "Samuel and his second wife, Hattie". 
http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/OtherTrades/EdgeShoes/edge2.htm

On closer inspection it is not the same couple but they do look quite similar.  If it helps date your photo, my couple were married in 1921 and Samuel died in 1934.
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 May 19 21:37 BST (UK) »
Looking through my books, it is possibly between 1932 and 1938, when skirts became shorter again.

What are the dates of the two marriages?

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 May 19 23:12 BST (UK) »
they look like my grandparents too!     ;D
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 May 19 07:39 BST (UK) »
Good morning all and many thanks for all your replies and information..  I think the gentleman was born in the 1860's and died around the 1940's. If I have it correct his first wife died in the mid 1920's but not got a date for the second marriage.  Any more clues ALWAYS welcome.   

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 May 19 07:53 BST (UK) »
1930s is my guess - with the others.   ;)
Gaunt, Ransom, McNally, Stanfield, Kimberley. (Tasmania)
Brown, Johnstone, Eskdale, Brand  (Dumfriess,  Scotland)
Booth, Bruerton, Deakin, Wilkes, Kimberley
(Warwicks, Staffords)
Gaunt (Yorks)
Percy, Dunning, Hyne, Grigg, Farley (Devon, UK)
Duncan (Fife, Devon), Hugh, Blee (Cornwall)
Green, Mansfield, (Herts)
Cavenaugh, Ransom (Middlesex)
 

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Re: Trying to date these two but which wife?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 30 May 19 08:35 BST (UK) »
It would be the second marriage then. If you gave us some names and where they lived, we could check the date of the second marriage. It looks as if it might be a honeymoon pic maybe.

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