In February 2019, I went to Cardiff to catch up with a paternal aunt who I’d not seen for several years for one reason or another. She shared some family photographs from her mother's family which I had never seen. The quality isn't great as they are mobile phone...
In February 2019, I went to Cardiff to catch up with a paternal aunt who I’d not seen for several years for one reason or another. She shared some family photographs from her mother’s family which I had never seen. The quality isn’t great as they are mobile phone pictures of the photographs, but even so, I am thrilled to have copies of them.
There are several I could have used, but this pair I found very interesting.
The top one is of my great grandparents. William and Kate Bradley and their 8 surviving children. Judging by what they are each wearing, other pictures from the time, and their ages, it will have been taken in the early 1920s in the summer time.
Standing: Violet 1908-2006, Florence (Winnie) 1904-2003, Stanley 1906-1998, William 1892-1964, Arthur 1896-1985.
Seated: Alice 1900-1993, Catherine (Dot) 1898-1980, William Eli Bradley & Kate née Simpson, Frank 1911-1982.
It looks like a wedding family group, my grandmother, seated extreme left, married in October of 1920, her brother William had been married in July of that year, her brother Arthur married in March the following year. Stan married in 1929 and Dot (Catherine) in 1927 so my money would be on it being taken in 1920/1921 and probably on the occasion of William’s wedding.
The bottom one is of the same group. They are all seated in the same places as in the earlier picture.
This time it is easier to pinpoint the date as we have other pictures from the same day – the party held for their Diamond Wedding anniversary in June 1952.
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