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Saturday, 17 September 2011
And Dolly Came Too - Sepia Saturday
Sepia Saturday is a weekly theme which encourages bloggers to publish and share old images and photographs
Joseph Prince Oldham (1855-1917) and his granddaughter Elsie (1906-1989) - plus Dolly
Elsie Oldham and my mother, Kathleen Danson, were second cousins, and I am grateful for Elsie's son, Stuart for the use of this lovely photograph.
Joseph became a carter and coal merchant in Blackpool, Lancashire, in a house with stables, opposite the North Station. His son John William Oldham carried on the business.
In the 1920's, Elsie became the hairdresser "Elise", working from the family home.