Wartime Greetings, Kathleen Williams, Gloucester, 1917

We have some wartime greetings here, a ‘Many Happy Returns’ postcard sent to Kathleen Williams, of 96 Linden Road, Gloucester, and postmarked 3 September, 1917…”Dear Kathleen, Please accept my heartiest congratulations on this, your birthday. Love Phoebe.” We found Kathleen, aged 11, living at the same address in the 1911 census, along with her parents CharlesContinue reading “Wartime Greetings, Kathleen Williams, Gloucester, 1917”

Daniel Ivor Williams, 1944

This is the Life Assurance premium receipt for Daniel Ivor Williams. He paid a premium of £2 12s 8d on 6th March 1944. Let’s hope it was a long while before it was called upon. There is a good candidate on Ancestry – Daniel Ivor Williams, born 23 March 1898 in Llangyfelach, Wales. He diedContinue reading “Daniel Ivor Williams, 1944”

Hilda Ward attends the Albert Hall, Leeds, 1911

  It’s Saturday, 18th March, 1911 and Hilda Ward is about to attend the Albert Hall in Leeds, (shown above, this was the Leeds Institute and is now the City Museum)  to collect a prize awarded to scholars from the RSPCA. She has her ticket ready, a seat has been reserved for her (Row C, No.11)Continue reading “Hilda Ward attends the Albert Hall, Leeds, 1911”

Woolfe Levitch, Bethnal Green School Report, 1925

Here is the school report for Wolf (Woolfe) Levitch from Bethnal Green School. It’s dated 1925, when Woolfe was 14 years old. He was born in London, although his parents had come over from Vilna, Russia (present day Lithuania) sometime in the late 19th century.  I will keep you updated on our research.