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St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« on: Monday 03 August 20 00:01 BST (UK) »
Hi - I'm wondering if it would be possible for someone to help identify the people in the attached photo?  The only information I have is the following that was written on the back of the photo >>

"We have all come to wish you a Merry Xmas and a Bright New Year"
"Your Grandfra Adopted Parents"
"St Margret Hertforshire England"
"Mother Blake"

I appreciate any help you can give me.
Thank you!

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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 August 20 16:02 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat Wiley  :D

If someone is able to date the clothing it may give you a starting point.  St. Margaret's is in the Ware registration district.

I would be looking for the surname Blake as a married female in that registration district. 
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 August 20 16:22 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat.

Looking at an enlargement of the writing I wonder if it actually says a 'Brighter' New Year which could indicate some family problems in the old year.

The ladies dress style looks Victorian to me so late 1800s but probably early 1900s.


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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #3 on: Monday 03 August 20 17:20 BST (UK) »
I wish I knew more about the photo.  All I know is what's written on the back.  The photo was sent to me by my Uncle.  His father (my grandfather) came from Scotland but I believe they had family in England too.  Thank you for your help!

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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 August 20 21:28 BST (UK) »
Not that it helps a lot, but I think it says Grandpa.

Welcome from me too,
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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 09:11 BST (UK) »
Hi     



(Stanstead) St Margaret link  (Hertfordshire-Genealogy.co.uk) . . . . .http://www.rootschat.com/links/01psc/     


Ray
"The wise man knows how little he knows, the foolish man does not". My Grandfather & Father.

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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 10:58 BST (UK) »


Too much of a coincidence?
Not far from St Margarets Station
http://www.stanstead-abbotts.co.uk/Folders/Catshill/#00074.jpg
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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
Hi


Would you tell us your grandfathers name?     

Ray
Oh yes, WELCOME to Rootschat :-)

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Re: St Margaret's Heartfordshire England - BLAKE
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 11:18 BST (UK) »
That's a very interesting photo Ray.  It looks virtually identical apart from the fact that time has gone by so the background is different.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire