This is one of my favourite family history photographs.
My grandmother, Elsie Buckle, (1885 - 1952) is the woman on the left but I don't know who the other two are. I'm guessing from the hats it's the late 1920s. But who knows as there's no information on the back of the photo. As to location, again no info. I know from a few old postcards that Elsie and my grandad, Sidney Henry Buckle, (1881 - 1969) liked to visit Southport. So, maybe that's where they are. Who knows??
This postcard was sent by Elsie to her mother and sister when she went to Southport for a holiday with Sidney. The postmark is very blurred but it could be 1908 which is the year when they were married. So maybe on their honeymoon?
Elsie and Sid had two children. Vernon was born in 1921 but died within a few days. Their second child, Norman was born in 1924 and what a bonny baby he is. He's my dad and you can read more about him in I Think I Prefer the Tinned Variety if you're interested in WW2 diaries. Sid was a coal miner and for a while Elsie was a self employed confectioner. Sid was born in Harthill near Rotherham and Elsie lived for her entire life in Royston, South Yorkshire.
These clippings are from the Parish magazine of Royston Church. Elsie died from cancer in 1952 but Sid lived on until 1969. I've got a couple of stories about him in Cabbage and Semolina which you might enjoy. Thanks for reading today. Hope to see you here again soon.
For over thirty years Cathy Murray worked in British primary education as a class teacher and then as head teacher of four different schools.