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Violet Broomfield (born 1906) c1911? 
 
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Sidney Broomfield taken between 1899 and 1903. What a nice looking chap. Strange to believe that his great uncle George was sentenced to death for murder! 
 
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Marriage of Sidney Broomfield and Lilian Sumpter, 1903.
Back: Thomas Killick, could be Hebe (sister of Lilian, aged 18 in 1903?), unknown best man(?), Alice Winifred Killick
Front: Alice Killick (nee Manfield), Sidney, Lilian and Albert Killick (Edna's dad!). 
 
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The Broomfield Family c1911. Lilian, Violet, Sidney jnr. and Sidney snr. 
 
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Sidney and Lilian Broomfield in 1926 
 
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Memorial card for Andrew Broomfield 
 
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Violet Clarke (nee Broomfield) is "helped" onto the bus. Don't know the date but, as Violet's husband died in 1975 and Violet died in 1990 it must be between these two dates. 
 
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Taken from the back flap of Frank Buchman a life (1985) 
 
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Marriage photo of John Dickinson Lean and Joan Rotherham 
 
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A postcard sent from William Henry Smith to his half(?) nephew Harry Valentine Smith. 
 
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Postcard from William Henry Smith to Harry Valentine Smith.
The Orama was built in England in 1924 and her inaugural voyage was London to Brisbane. She was converted to a troop ship in 1940 and sunk on 8th. June 1940 with the loss of 19 dead and 280 taken prisoner. 
 
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Loelia Ponsonby's book of photographic memories. A fascinating glimpse into the lives of the privileged. Pictured with (among many others) Errol Flynn and Ian Fleming (in fact, James Bond's secretary, in the books, was named Loelia Ponsonby!) 
 
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Alfred Collins photographed in 1915. Killed in France on 26 April 1917. I added this (and the following one) on 11th. November 2020. I was thinking of him at 11 o'clock this morning. 
 
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Alfred Collins taken in 1916 
 
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Mum with her (favourite) uncle, George. He was killed in France on 7th. August 1944 and I'm adding this on the 11th. November 2020. I was thinking of him at 11 o'clock this morning. 
 
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Blue plaque in Rustington for Sir Hubert Parry. Taken from Wikimedia (see below). 
 
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Dulce Dickinson circa 1898 
 
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All Hallows Church, South Cerney, Gloucestershire
All Hallows Church, South Cerney, Gloucestershire
 
 
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Christmas card from Aunt Dulce
Christmas card from Aunt Dulce
Dulce Dickinson was a great genealogist. In the late '40s she gave a handwritten book of the history of the Dickinson / Lean families to her great nephew, Michael Dickinson Lean. This was an unbelievable help to me in my research and, although some of it was wrong, it was incredible how much correct information she got in the days before the internet etc. I, obviously, never met her but she has a special place in my heart! 
 
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Ethel Taylor
Ethel Taylor
Married late in life and, some years after her death (we didn't know) our nephew wrote to her last known address and got a reply from her widower! We visited him and had a very pleasant afternoon, getting lots of first hand information. Sadly, not too many years afterwards, our Christmas card received a reply from his solicitors notifying us of his death. Why, oh why, didn't I take a photo of John Lockett when we met him? 
 
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Hugh Bromley-Davenport
Hugh Bromley-Davenport
Played first class cricket for Cambridge University and Middlesex. Also appeared in four Test Matches for England in South Africa. 
 
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Lady Caroline Ponsonby
Lady Caroline Ponsonby
More famously known as Lady Caroline Lamb. She had an affair with Lord Byron, who she said was "Mad, bad and dangerous to know." 
 
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The Wyndham sisters
The Wyndham sisters
Painting by John Singer Sargent (on display at the Met, New York). Described by the Prince of Wales as "The three Graces". Madeline is on the left (I might add the other two into the tree sometime but Madeline is the main connection). 
 
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William Gilbert Grace
William Gilbert Grace
One of the most famous people in his time. W.G. Grace was as recognisable as Queen Victoria (although this photo was taken a year after Victoria's death).