Unidentified Photographs - now identified
We have received two old photographs of a house in Whickham which the sender is trying to identify. Can anyone help please?
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Photo No. 1. Alison Woodcock is the little gilrl with Marion Kenny (or Kelly), possibly in 1930s, house in outskirts of Whickham, near river/stream.
Photo No. 2. On front lawn of same house as previous picture, with Ethel McPherson with daughter Mary and Marion Kenny (or Kelly) at right.
Any other photographs of Whickham, or of Dunston, Byermoor, Streetgate, Sunniside or Swalwell, from anytime in the twentieth century we'd love to have a copy to include on our website. We are particularly looking for pictures of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, though any period would be welcome.
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The correspondent who originally asked us to try and identify these pictures has now emailed to say that he has done this himself.
His email reads:
I sent you two photos of a Whickham house and you kindly posted them in the hope of someone being able to identify them, no joy, but for your website records I have managed to find out where it was on my own. The house belonged to Henry and Mary Ann (not Marion as my grandma remembered) Kelly, and was on Burnthouse Lane - I'm presuming it is now demolished. I've since noticed that there are a few reminiscences on your website of the Kelly's of Burnthouse Lane. Mary Ann was my great grandmother's cousin and my grandma and her cousins regularly used to go stay there.
Thanks again for trying,
The photograph of the 'Unknown Man' is that of Mr Angus Smith in his allotment at the bottom of Ridley Gardens in Swalwell. He was a local firewood stick seller.
Posted by: David Newton at November 15, 2009 9:04 AM
David, Thanks very much for identifying the man in the photograph as Angus Smith.
Posted by: Whickham Web Wanderers at November 15, 2009 10:53 AM