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Col7777

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I recently went to a cousin's 70th birthday party, another cousin was there who is nearing 80.
During the party we got talking about different family members and this prompted my cousin's wife to dig out some old photos, among the photos were some of my great aunt which I had never seen before then came a gem.
She shown me a photo of this lady holding a baby, I asked who it was and she said, "It's you great Gran." Her name was on the back of the photo along with the baby's name (Alice), it also said the baby died not long after.
The name on the photo was Jane Kenyon, I had never heard that name mentioned or even knew that was my Gran's maiden name, my cousin's wife said she had more in the loft and is going to dig them out.

She lent me the photos to copy so I took them to another cousin who very masterfully re-enhanced them, he took out all the blemishes and creases etc then printed them out for me on Photo paper and is going to send me the copies via email.

I bet there must be lots of hidden secrets in peoples lofts and cellers etc that others would be very glad to have copies, weather it be letters and/or photos.

I'm wondering just how old my great Gran's photo might be, I'm 62yrs old, my great gran looked about 20-30 so I'm guessing it must have been easily before 1900.
 

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Here's some of mine

My grandmother with an unknown child in her arms, and her sister standing.

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My grandmother with my mother to her left and my Aunty Audrey in her arms, my aunt is now in her 80s

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My Uncle with my cousin Catherine with the white shirt and another cousin

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My cosin Billy's wedding day,

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Nice to see the old photos, I have some of my gran but the one I got was my great gran.
 

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I also have one of my great grandparents, now my Gr Gran looks like she was not to be upset in any way, scary.
 

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I love looking at old photoes, whether they're mine or someone elses.
 

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My grandmother

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My Grandfather, i think the young boy is my uncle James


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Cracking pic of your grandfather and uncle andy, real atmospheric.
 

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Did you notice the litle shovel to my grandads left, no doubt to scoop the poop up, and to put coal on fire.
Thanks mate.My Grandad was a champion pigeon flier. I used to clean the cree out with him every Saturday when there was a race on. The pigeon loft was on the embankment on the railway line, imagine that happening today, LoL
 

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Can't help noticing other things too there Andy, the boots, no collor on the shirt, and the turn ups on his trousers then look at your uncle's shoes and his ripped shirt.
Your gran was a very pretty lady too by the way.

Nice one mate keep em coming.
 
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Ta mate, i loved my nana to bits, tell you what she never took after her mother, my great grandmother, LoL, what do you think,

My great grandparents, nana is on the left

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My Uncle Charlie, he was killed during WW11 on 12th December 1939 aboard HMS Duchess aged 20

He was dressed a little better than his dad, my grandfather, LoL

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My grandparents together.

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My grandfathers family hail from Southminster Essex, i can trace them back to 1760s. my gr gr gr grandfather and mother lived over the brush, had about 12 kids, its just as well that they kept their mothers name and not their fathers, Flack is the family name, and their fathers name was

De'ath, but when i read it , it said DEATH, LoL
 
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Again great photos Andy, your greatgrandad's tash made me smile, a bit of a Lord Kitchener, he looked a strong man.
Your Uncle Charlie was very handsome, if he had lived he would have pulled the ladies I'm sure, I don't know the history of his ship was it a U-Boat attack or a naval battle?
 

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No mate another British War ship cut her in hals HMS Barnham. Having survived the bombing of Malta she was sdent back to England

Done a google,



Duchess initially served in the Mediterranean, before undergoing a refit at Chatham Dockyard in 1934 for service on the China Station in the 8th Destroyer Flotilla. She served on the Station until September 1939, when the outbreak of the Second World War caused the Admiralty to order her to return to the Mediterranean to take up her war station with the Mediterranean Fleet at Alexandria. She then deployed out of Malta for duties including Fleet screening and interception of contraband.

In December she, along with HMS Delight and HMS Dainty, was assigned to escort the battleship HMS Barham back to the UK, and the ships departed Gibraltar on 6 December. Having successfully reached Home waters, the ships were sailing through the North Western Approaches on 12 December when disaster occurred.

At 0400 hours in the North Channel, nine nautical miles (17 km) off the Mull of Kintyre, possibly due to fog in the area, the zigzagging pattern of the battleship and destroyer crossed. Barham collided with Duchess, cutting her in half and causing her to sink almost immediately. Only 23 survivors were recovered, 1 officer and 22 others, whilst 124 went down with the ship

Here she is

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Uncle Charlies memorial is at the Chatham Naval Memoriam, Commonwealth War Graves Commisiion. I have a cerifiacAte from them complete with his number C/SSX 23005Able Seaman Charles Edward Flack.
 
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Wow! Such a shame after making that long journey it ended like that, I worked with a man who's uncle was on the Barham when it got sunk I wonder if he was on it when this happened.

I'm hoping to get more photos off my cousin soon, another cousin as I mentioned earlier has redone the ones I just got and I'm waiting for him to send them via email then I can post them.
 

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HMS Barnham was sank on 25th November 1941.HMS Barham was torpedoed by U-331 (Tiesenhausen)She went down with 862 men three minutes.
Googled it,
 

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My grandparents on the beach, circa 1925.
My Dad is the "baby" in the photo.


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Other grandad, with his carthorses Dusty and Tidy

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Andy, this may be of interest to you, taking it off topic slightly but it's info on U-Boat 331

http://www.uboat.net/boats/u331.htm

I used to help program a submarine sim a few years ago and got lots of information from here.
 
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