A couple of weeks ago I went to the ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ family history exhibition in London. I went to help man the Anglo-Italian Family History Society stall. It’s something I have done for a number of years and always have an interesting day hearing different family history stories. I always return inspired to do more of my own family history, but don’t always act on it! Well, now I have scaled down my duties for AIFHS, I decided this is the year for action! I bought a lovely box file with carry handle at the fair that will do very nicely for my old photographs.
So my desk is strewn with old family photographs! I want to sort them all, carry on identifying who’s who, and remove the photos of people I don’t know.
This rather handsome man is a bit of a mystery! This photo was taken in WW1, and I did think that he was a friend of my Grandad’s. But I can’t find anything about him! On the back of the photo it says:
Pte L H White
22480 B Coy
2nd Leicester Regt (attached)
Late of Mesopotamia
This is the same regiment and place as my Grandad. I was thinking that this photo is LH White, but I can’t find any record of LH White! Today when I looked at it again, I wondered if the name on the back was who the photo was to be sent to, not the name of the person in the photo. Any ideas?
Also, I started scrapping the next holiday! This is Summer 1996, where we took a caravan at Minehead in North Devon for 2 weeks. What a great time we had, despite the mixed weather!
First is the title page for this holiday. Thanks to Glitter Girl, who’s LO I have unashamedly reproduced here, and her hot tips for scrapping vintage photos. I love the little pocket in the top! The pink and orange striped card is folded to create a pocket for the journalling. I have a detailed diary for this holiday, so I might ‘hide’ some of it in the here. There’s just one thing I am unsure of - the title in pale pink. Do you think it should be darker? Maybe hot pink like the ribbon across the middle? What do you think?
I love this bright paper which is from American Crafts Margarita range which I bought in a sale, but it is on a white background, and Glitter Girl suggests a cream background to go with the more yellow tones of older photos. I’ll save it for a more sunshiney holiday!
I am intending to scrap a few 12 x 12 LOs for my album and use different page protectors for the rest. Here’s another 12 x12, this time following Shimelle’s starting point for this week.
The West Somerset Railway went right by our caravan site. As you can imagine, Nicholas at 7 was very excited about this, although a little scared by the noise! So one of the first things we did was catch the train into Minehead
Not sure what this paper is, I bought this in a sale we held at our crop back in January. It doesn’t have any name on the strip, so I’m suspecting it’s from one of those big pads of paper you can buy at the Range.
I am linking up with:
Starting points with Shimelle
What’s on your Worktop Wednesday? with Julia at the Stamping Ground