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Forgotten moments

Forgotten moments

For the Thursday Challenge
As often happens this wasn't the picture I had planned but as I rummaged amongst some storage boxes
I came upon these old negative envelops which had belonged to my mother. Perfect, I thought, for the TITC.
As I examined them I realised they were more perfect than I had first thought as they revealed a piece of family history that I had forgotten or perhaps never knew about. I did know that my mother had cousins in Liverpool and had visited them on a number of occasions. There is a really cute photograph of her as a little girl with Shirley Temple curls standing beside an older cousin who worked as a cartoonist for a Liverpool newspaper and was, I think, killed on board a ship during the Second World War. But what I didn't know was that the family had a newsagents and ladies hairdressing business which also developed film! I googled the address and there is still a newsagents at 140 Warbreck Moor in Liverpool but I couldn't find any trace of distant Liverpuddlian cousins!

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Neal Nye02-Nov-2009 13:00
It's so fascinating to look at pictures of then young but now long gone relatives. What precious things to have.
slhoornstra01-Nov-2009 02:01
A charming capture, thanks for sharing. V
Anita31-Oct-2009 02:07
very nice capture and a great story as well !
jlm30-Oct-2009 19:05
Nice find!
Valene30-Oct-2009 18:46
Very rare treasures. It is nice to know some family history. V
Norbert Fortelny30-Oct-2009 15:16
Very rare collections, excellent for he challenge.
Norman Richard30-Oct-2009 15:15
Great! And I had forgotten I still have rubber stamps just like that one, used before the age of computor home printing.
pkocinski30-Oct-2009 12:51
Guest 30-Oct-2009 12:09
Great idea!
Colin Storey30-Oct-2009 09:30
Fantastic shot and story for the challenge.
Maaike Huizer30-Oct-2009 08:48
How wonderful, Mairead. Maybe you'll find the cousins: keep on looking!
A great shot too. Good composition.
Ray :)30-Oct-2009 07:49
I was going to say I nearly photographed an old fashioned Kodak wallet for the scavenger hunt, but I didn't and it certainly didn't have any such fascinating story behind it!
Dennis Hoyne30-Oct-2009 03:09
Neat photo, and a wonderful find!
globalgadabout30-Oct-2009 02:44
a grand bit of family history to accompany this delicious image..harkes back to a golden era when photographs were still be anticapated and treasured...V
Kevin Chester30-Oct-2009 00:18
Superb , perfect treatment for the subject
Jola Dziubinska30-Oct-2009 00:15
Great find and story, precious.
Ed McConnell29-Oct-2009 23:36
nice find and shot...
sue anne29-Oct-2009 23:32
These are very memorable and lots of history here. These envelopes are a treasure in themselves.
laine8229-Oct-2009 23:08
Excellent for the challenge....
Doug Cruden29-Oct-2009 22:19
Great narrative Mairead...I love all the connections we stumble upon as we go through life, great pic and a great story too
Ralph29-Oct-2009 22:14
Outstanding image.
tinkerb29-Oct-2009 22:13
Great composition and a great composition! A fine find, I also have squirrelistic tendencies and have 100's pre and post war family photos whihc I intend to scan - eventually!
Ken Duckert29-Oct-2009 22:09
How wonderful that you uncovered this treasure! Great idea and photo!
Johnny JAG29-Oct-2009 21:50
Time for a bit of analogue chimping.
Máire Uí Mhaicín29-Oct-2009 21:40
What a great find! Just proves that the squirrels among us have some treasure troves we can enjoy rooting through.
LynnH29-Oct-2009 21:39
You found a forgotten treasure!!! Glad you did some detective work, sounds like you learned something new about your roots. Beautiful photo too!
Laura Sebastianelli29-Oct-2009 21:26
cool family secrets. and you are right the negative envelopes are perfect for the challenge
Cindi Smith29-Oct-2009 21:26
I really like this. Great things to have. very cool collection!!! Don't ever get rid of them. they will remind you of your Mom and even though they probably are worth something, I'd think that the memories would be more of a treasure!
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