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Tuesday 1 June 2010


One of the best bits of blogging is when people get in touch and provide snippets of information.

I recently received a series of snapshots dating from 1931 showing the Johnson family in and around Ireleth and Askam. The first images, below, show the family outside the Railway Inn and then standing around in Dale St. The lady holding the coat is Elizabeth Johnson, nee Holmes.

This delightful pic shows Mabel Johnson standing beside the recently unveiled War Memorial.

The darkness of the name panel suggests that the gilded letters of the names of the dead remained unweathered. It also suggests that the wreath and cross may have been partially gilded. The gold leaf was provided by the architect free gratis.

The final image is of the Johnson family on Askam Railway Station. They have put their coats on, it must have got cold!

1 comment:

Grace said...

Do you happen to have a photo of the plaque inside the church in Ireleth? I believe there is the name of a relative there; I'm interested in Harold Kellett.