The Bund, Shanghai, China, c.1939.
By the early 20th century, this was a major financial centre for East Asia.
Another "service" memento, this time from my husband's uncle, Matthew Iley White
who served in the Durham Light Infantry in China. 1937-40.
Mattie's Service Book showing his time in China
Not a very good photograph, but the man on the left in the peak cap standing by the open topped bus in the Market Square is my great uncle Bob Danson, a postman in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, I don't know if I would feel all that safe on the top of this vehicle, ready to take passengers into Blackpool.
I was pleased to see that the British Postal Service Appointment Books had been made available on www.ancestry.co.uk. It is always fascinating to see an original record relating to an ancestor, but to be honest they gave little information besides recording Bob's name and appointment in 1907 in Preston as a Rural Postman, with a further entry showing his appointment as postman in Blackpool in May 1925.
Horse drawn traffic of a different kind:
|One of the many beautiful wall paintings you see in Austria|
How many of us have carter ancestors? This was the occupation of my great great grandfather Robert Rawcliffe of Hambleton, near Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
|A horse drawn charabanc for getting around Krakow in Poland, 2007|