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PHOTOGRAPHS RELATED TO JAMES ROBERT FINCH AND FAMILY


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Reference 1731
Covering dates 1890 - 1952
Held by Greater Manchester County Record Office
Extent 107 PHOTOGRAPHS
Creators Earith, Norma, fl 1982, of Denton, Manchester

Administrative history:
Most of these photographs were taken by the donor's father, James Robert Finch. He was interested in photography and developed his own photography and developed his own photos by exposing them to the sun in the back yard of the house in Crescent Road, Lower Crumpsall, where the donor lived until she was 11, in 1932.
For the earliest years of their marriage James and Nellie Finch, the donor's parents, lived in rooms in Springfield Road?/Street?, opposite Crescent Road where they first had a house. James Finch was a foreman at the CWS cake factory, behind the biscuit factory, in Lower Crumpsalll.



An ice-cream cart, "Pugh's Pure Ices", ouside donor's house in Crescent Street, in July 1926. In the background are Mabel Ellen Finch (donor's mother- nee Carter and always known as Nellie) and donor's brother John.  1731/1  1926

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Norma Finch ouside her cousins' house in Duke Street, Old Trafford, July 1926.  1731/2  1926

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Norma Finch dressed in her best clothes before going on a Whit Walk in June 1927. Taken in her grandmother's garden in Lower Crumpsall. Her grandmother, Frances Finch, lived in one of two cottages by the River Irk.  1731/3  1927

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John Finch, donor's brother, on same occasion as 1731/3.  1731/4  No Date

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John, Nellie, and Norma Finch on holiday at Blackpool in July 1926. Nellie Finch was pinning up the donor's knickers.  1731/5  1926

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Donor at the grave in Harpurhey Cemetery of her grandfather who died in 1920 aged 56. July 1926.  1731/6  1920-1926

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Ethel Dyson, a school friend of the donor at St Thomas' Day School, dressed as a Rose Queen. Taken in the church yard or playground on June 19th 1928 by Stansfeld Parker.  1731/7  1928

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Donor and brother John on holiday at Belle Vue, July 1926.  1731/8  1926

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Rose Queen ceremony in 1928 with a number of children in fancy dress.  1731/9  1928

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As 1731/9.  1731/10  [n.d.]

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Arriving by taxi for a day trip to Blackpool in 1928. From left: Mrs Entwistle and her son Wallace (neighbours); Nellie Finch and her children Norma and John; unknown woman and child; Mr Entwistle.  1731/11  1928

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As 1731/11. James Robert Finch the donor's father is third from right wearing a bowler hat.  1731/12  No Date

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Crowning of Ethel Dyson as Rose Queen in Lower Crumpsall in June 1928. See 1731/7 and 14  1731/13  1928

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As 1731/7 and 13. From left: Kitty, Ethel Dyson, unknown boy, donor, Germaine Bridge.  1731/14  No Date

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Nellie Finch (donor's mother) and Mrs Entwistle in a back garden, in Crumpsall in June 1928.  1731/15  1928

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Lower Crumpsall in June 1928. Three men in women's clothing. From left: Mr Wakefield, Ethel Dyson's father Joe, donor's father James Finch.  1731/16  1928

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Donor when she was Whit Walk Queen, leading St Thomas' Day School Walk in 1930. Possibly on Cheetham Hill Road.  1731/17  1930

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Taxi-driver asleep outside Noah's Ark Pleasure Beach in Blackpool, 1928. Same occasion as 1731/11.  1731/18  1928

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Blackpool, 1928. From left: taxi-driver and unknown child donor's father and Wallace Entwistle; donor in foreground. As 1731/11.  1731/19  1928

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Wallace Entwistle and the donor's father on Blackpool Beach in 1928.  1731/20  1928

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Wallace and Pat Entwistle dressed for a Whit Walk in Lower Crumpsall, 1931.  1731/21  1931

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Donor as retiring Whit Walk Queen outside Crescent Road, Lower Crumpsall in 1931.  1731/22  1931

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Whit Walk in 1931 outside Slack Road. Donor in foreground.  1731/23  1931

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Donor as Whit Walk Queen in 1930. On Factory Brow, Lower Crumpsall. (Pronounced "Broo")  1731/24  1930

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Whit Walk on Waterloo Street in 1930. Donor leading the Walk.  1731/25  1930

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Wallace Entwistle, a young neighbour of the Finches, dressed in a sailor suit and carrying a flag.  1731/26  1931

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Donor and her father James in their back garden. Whit Week 1928.  1731/27  1928

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Donor's brother John Finch in Scout uniform. Whit Week 1928.  1731/28  1928

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The "Jack & Jill" rollercoaster at Belle Vue. Whit Week 1928.  1731/29  1928

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Donor's mother Nellie Finch and her aunt Maria Woodhead at Belle Vue. July 1926.  1731/30  1926

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Donor's parents James and Nellie Finch in their back garden in Crescent Street, Lower Crumpsall; June 1928.  1731/31  1928

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Donor and her brother John (wearing Cheetham Central School uniform) at Belle Vue. Whit Week 1928.  1731/32  1928

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Girls' outing from the biscuit factory in Lower Crumpsall. Posed in the back of a car, visiting fireworks and the CWS Sports day at Belle Vue in 1928.  1731/33  1928

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Whit Walk in 1932 on Factory Brow in Lower Crumpsall. Two girls are carrying a banner which is decked with flowers and reads "PURITY". Donor on right holding a ribbon.  1731/34  1932

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Mens Class walking on Factory Bow in 1932. Walter Allen (a vicar) is in centre.  1731/35  1932

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Mr Waltook (donor unsure of spelling), vicar of St Thomas', Lower Crumpsall. 1932? He was fond of a pint.  1731/36  1932

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Donor's brother John, donor as a baby, and their mother in their grandmother's back garden in 1922. The chimney in the background is that of Levenstein's Chemical Works, which is now part of ICI Blackley.  1731/37  1922

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Blackpool Beach- 1934? From left: Sarah Dyson (mother of donor's friend Ethel; James Finch; Nellie Finch.  1731/38  1934

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From left: Unknown, Ethel Dyson, Norma Finch (donor) on Blackpool Beach.  1731/39  1934?

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Whit Week 1934. Norma Finch aged 13 in back garden in Lower Crumpsall. Being big for her age she was allowed to wear "separates" earlier than most girls.  1731/40  1934

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Boys in sailor suits on a Whit Walk. Early 1930s? Wallace Entwistle is saluting, second from right.  1731/41  1930s

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On the Prom at Blackpool, 1935? From left: Unknown, Emily Finch (donor's aunt), Maria Woodhead ? (Nellie Finch's aunt), Nellie Finch, John Finch, unknown, unknown. In foreground: John Finch, brother of James and the donor's uncle. He was a Rechabite and lived in Old Trafford. Behind him: Hilda Finch, Norma Finch. Some of the group are laughing because the donor's father had been for a drink unknown to Uncle John Finch, who was a Rechabite.  1731/42  1935

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Blackpool? Men's Class picnic from St Thomas'. Nellie Finch is second from right; Mrs Bridge on right. The two men are (from left): Mr Baxter and Mr Bridge.  1731/43  No Date

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As 1731/43. From left: James Finch, Mr Bridge, Mr Baxter.  1731/44  No Date

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Blackpool? John Finch (donor's brother) and a friend paddling while on holiday. The friend's mother was from Bredbury.  1731/45  No Date

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Blackpool, 1922. Donor is sitting on a toy donkey while her brother holds the reins. Behind them is a backdrop showing a biplane on the beach at Blackpool. Nellie Finch's arm is supporting Norma and showing off her dress.  1731/46  1922

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Donor and her husband, on left, and two friends. Outside Houghton Road, Rusholme. Photographer: Jerome.  1731/47  No Date

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Donor's Auntie Lizzie (her father's eldest sister) worker in a textile warehouse in town as a "hooker". She later worked at Howarth's, an engraving firm in Lower Crumpsall.  1731/48  c 1900 ?

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Oldest class of juniors at St Thomas' Day School, 1922. Back row from left: Colin, Kenneth, Unknown, Stanley Agnew, George Thorley, Robert Grice, unknown, Graham, unknown. 2nd row from left: Unknown, Jenny Hughes, Lillian Worrall, unknown, Dorothy Cooke, unknown, donor, Mary. 3rd row from left: Lillian Taylor, Hilda Drinkwater, Kitty, Ethel Dyson, Edie Wakefield, Vera Walker, unknown, Douglas, ? Walsh. Front row from left: unknown, unknown, Doris Kenyon, unknown, Ivy Dawson, Lillian Kenyon, unknown, unknown.  1731/49  1922

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Mrs Kelly's ballroom dancing class. They met at her premises on Rochdale Road, near Beech Mount and Beech Maternity Home. The donor's father was a keen dancer and performer- he introduced the Ara Tango to a Blackpool ballroom. Donor's father on right; pre WW1.  1731/50  PRE 1914

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The "Pom-Pom Entertainers". A group of amateur entertainers. Donor's father standing on right. The group was based in Crumpsall - possibly made up of people who worked together.  1731/51  No Date

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Uncle Jim Brodie in War Hospital. He was married to Lizzie Brody. After his recovery in War Hospital he re-enlisted and was killed in Turkey shortly before the Armistice.  1731/52  No Date

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Lizzie Brodie - probably during WW1. Photographer: Allen Nield.  1731/53  No Date

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Donor's paternal grandmother Frances Finch who lived in one of a pair of cottages by the River Irk in Lower Crumpsall. Probably pre-1890. See 1731/84.  1731/54  PRE 1890

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Donor dressed as a fairy for a school concert. c. 1930. Photographer: Gale's Studios.  1731/55  c1930

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Holiday in Blackpool, 1922. Photographe taken in central Blackpool- the Finches usually had accomodation there. Usually landladies cooked food bought by their guests. Donor's father James Finch is rear left in his braces; also standing is the landlady Mrs Gleeson; donor's brother John is behind the gate-post; rest unknown.  1731/56  1922

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Donor aged 3 in 1924. Photographer: Jerome.  1731/57  1924

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Donor on 17th September 1925, aged 4 years and 5 months. Photographer: Gale's Studios.  1731/58  1925

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Donor's father (far left) and others playing bowls at Rhyl during WW2. St Thomas' Men's Class picnic.  1731/59  No Date

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Donor as Walking Queen, 1932? The imitation daffodils were borrowed from a Lower Crumpsall draper's window at the last minute for this photograph.  1731/60  1932

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Bombardier James Finch and Gunner Willis in fancy dress outside a barrack-room hut during WW1.  1731/61  1914-1918

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As 1731/61.  1731/62  [n.d.]

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Frances Finch, the donor's paternal grandmother. Photographer: Gale's Studios.  1731/63  No Date

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Donor's mother Nellie Finch. She died when donor was 14 in 1925. Taken shortly after WW1.  1731/64  1925

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Taken at Bredbury, Stockport, outside donor's Aunt Ginny's house. She was married to Nellie Finch's brother Evelyn. Left to right: Nellie Finch, John Finch, Ginny Carter, donor, James Finch.  1731/65  No Date

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From left: Donor's stepmother, donor's father, donor.  1731/66  No Date

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Blackpool. Donor's father and stepmother. She is wearing her "siren suit" - these were woolen and designed to be put on in a hurry at night, butwomen often wore them by day. 1940. Photographer: Charles Howell.  1731/67  1940

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St Thomas' Brownie Pack in front of St Thomas' Church. Donor is standing on left end of second row up. Taken in 1930 when the donor was nine.  1731/68  1930

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Donor's mother Nellie in her widow's weeds during WW1.  1731/69  1914-1918

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Donor's father aged 16. He died in 1949 aged 59. Photographer: D.R. Jones, 92 Market Street.  1731/70  1949

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Donor's father on horseback in uniform. After he left hospital, towards the end of WW1, after being both wounded and gassed, he was 'given a horse'.  1731/71  1914-1918

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James Finch in tropical outfit, WW1.  1731/72  1914-1918

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Three men in tropical uniform, possibly in Egypt. Donor's Donor's father on right.  1731/73  No Date

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Territorials at camp near Wiga. Donor's father in middle of front row. He served first in the Royal Artillery and later in the Royal Horse Artillery. Posted to Lizzie Brodie on 6th September 1914.  1731/74  1914

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Donor's father before WW1.  1731/75  PRE 1914

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Donor's father in stage or dancing costume. Taken in donor's grandmother's garden.  1731/76  No Date

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Donor's father early in WW1 before he got his stripe.  1731/77  No Date

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Royal Artillery platoon. Donor's father with a stripe up.  1731/78  No Date

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Donor's father in military hospital, with two nurses. About the middle of WW1; the hospital was abroad.  1731/79  No Date

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As 1731/79. Donor's father on left in nurses uniform.  1731/80  No Date

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Harry and donor's father (on pillion) on a motorcycle. Postmark: Gateshead 19th December 1914. Reverse reads: "Belle Vue House, Low Fell, Gateshead. Dear Bro & Sis, Harry and I have had a fine time since he came up, he is practically with me day and night. Jim." Sent to his sister Lizzie Brodie, his sister, at 99 Waterloo Street, Lower Crumpsall.  1731/81  1914

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Donor and her brother John, c.1926  1731/82  c1926

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Donor's father. Pre WW1 ? Photographer: Gale's Studios.  1731/83  No Date

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Donor's paternal grandfather, Edwin (?) Finch. Married to Frances Finch- see 1731/54. Probably taken pre-1890.  1731/84  PRE 1890

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Frances Finch (see 1731/54 and 84) seated on left; on right, Rose Finch, youngest sister of donor's father. He had 3 sisters and a brother. Photographer: Gale's Studios.  1731/85  No Date

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Rechabite Roll of Honour. James Brodie's name is on it.  1731/86  No Date

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Reverse of 1731/86 - rubber stamp of Rechabite's office.  1731/87  No Date

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James Brodie in uniform. He was married to Lizzie Brodie, eldest sister of the donor's father, and was killed in Turkey shortly before the Armistice.  1731/88  No Date

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Marriage Certificate of Jim Brodie and Lizzie Finch. 15th October 1910  1731/89  1910

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Marriage Certificate of William Thomas Barlow and Lizzie Brodie. 20th June 1925. He was 52, a widower, and a labourer; she was 41, a widow and no profession is recorded. William Barlow's father Robert was a coach-builder.  1731/90  1952

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Birth Certificate of William Thomas Barlow. 3rd Sept 1872. His mother Maryann Barlow signed the certificate with a cross. Copy issued 18th October 1924.  1731/91  1872-1924

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Reverse of 1731/91. Reqisition form for a copy of a birth certificate under the National Health Insurance Acts and the Unemployment Insurance Act.  1731/92  No Date

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Letter informing Lizzie Brodie of her husband Jim's death in action on 4th October 1918. The letter on a standard form, was sent on 22nd October 1918.  1731/93A  1918

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Reverse of 1731/93A. Bears note about disposal of personal effects found on the deceased, and stamps of the Preston Infantry Records Office.  1731/93B  No Date

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Commeroative Scroll of Lance-Crporal Jim Brodie. Printed in black, blue, yellow and red; name inscribed in red.  1731/94  No Date

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Copy of Birth Certificat of Evelyn Carter, brother of brother of donor's mother Nellie. Their father Richard Carter was a paperhanger; their mother's maiden name was Crowden. The couple lived at 5 East Street, off Lr Mosley Street. Evelyn was born on 8th December 1880, and the birth was notified by Emma Carter, who could not write on 18th January 1881. Copy issued 29th November 1893.  1731/95A  1880-1893

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Reverse of 1731/95A. Requisition for Copy of Birth Certificate. In 1893 the Carter family lived at 16 East Street.  1731/95B  1893

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Christmas Card of 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Left hand side. With short history of the Regiment and list of decorated members. Sent by Jim Brodie to Lixxie Brodie at Christmas 1916.  1731/96A  1916

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Right hand side of 1731/96A. Photograph of a ruined church in France.  1731/96B  No Date

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Blackpool, 2nd August 1935. Donor's father and step-mother.  1731/97  1935

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Unidentified Whit Walk.  1731/98  1930s?

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Ivy Dawson as Whit Queen.  1731/99  1930s?

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As 1731/11 & 12.  1731/100  [n.d.]

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As 1731/11 & 12.  1731/101  [n.d.]

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Marriage of Dot Houghton (from the Seedley area - an ATS friend of the donor) in Nottingham.  1731/102  No Date

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Norman and Dot Walkers' wedding; donor's father on right. Houghton Road, Rusholme.  1731/103  No Date

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Donor's children. Lesley is now married and has three children. Alan was lost in a caving accident in 1970.  1731/104  No Date

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Deck Hockey team on the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier Patroller in 1943.  1731/105  1943

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Unknown man conducting a band after a Whit Walk.  1731/106  1930s

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Wedding of a girlfriend of the donor.  1731/107  No Date

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