An intriguing piece of detective work was posted on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society’s Facebook page a few days ago by an Australian lady trying to trace the criminal activities of her grandmother Gladys Violet NUTT of Bristol.
I have had in my possession a splendid pile of Victorian family photographs since 1993, originally discovered in the basement of the ground floor flat at 29 Logan Road, Bishopston, Bristol in the early 1970s by my parents. The flat was rented from one of two spinster sisters called LEE, one of which had been a Botanist. Only two of the photographs had names on and I wondered if I could discover any more.
Alongside the Lee Sisters photograph album were several postcards sent between 1909 and 1916. All but one were sent to their step-father George Gardner STONE at 2 Broadway Road, Bishopston, Bristol.
This page contains all the photographs found in the Lee Sisters family album, organised by decade taken (to the best of my ability). Do you recognise anyone?
There were eleven different photographers amongst the Lee sisters Cartes de Vista taken in Bristol. Can you help identify anyone?
Another piece of detective work sprang up on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society’s Facebook page on Thursday evening, with a lady requesting help tracing the birth record of her great-grandmother Lilian May FRY.
I found myself looking into the life of Charles Clement SYMONDS after identifying him in a WWI photograph. I wondered what else I could find out, and discovered a Bristol family marked by several tragic events over the years.
A “little” bit of detective work caught my eye on the Bristol & Avon Family History Society’s Facebook page in mid-Jan, regarding a Captain JOSEPH CHARLES NEWTON, possibly of Bristol, who died in Epping, Victoria, Australia in 1903. I wondered what I could find out.