We start this section with photographs sent to the site by Pam Bates. I repeat that these are connected to the Ilkeston Ebbern and Paling families of the late 19th and early to mid 20th centuries
Both the two photos above were taken by ‘Fred Ash’. Are they of the same young woman shown in 2a ? Notice the pendant and brooch, and the different necklines of the blouse, which may help to date the photos.
Frederic Joseph Ash was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1860, the son of Nottingham-born photographer Edwin Ash (1834-1892) and Alice (Harrison). By 1881 he was living with his widowed mother in Lancashire, working as a photographer and was still in the county in 1891. The 1901 and 1911 census returns show his residence at 22 Raikes Parade, Blackpool. However he appears to have had branches in several places. For example Slater’s Trade Directories of 1903, 1909 and 1911 show him trading at 40 King Street, Salford. He also had studios in Blackburn, Derby and Leigh, and by 1909 had a studio at 20 Long Row in Nottingham. He also had connections with several other towns, mostly in Lancashire.
Frederic Joseph died in 1929.
Pam believes that this young violinist is the same person as in 2a/b/c.
And do we see the same young woman in this group ? Wearing the same clothes as in 2c ? I can see no family characteristics within the faces or bearing of the group … ? What do you think ?
I suggest a date range of 1910-1920 for the photos numbered 2a-2d. Who will dare to disagree ?? !!
Above is a group of wedding guests … and top left, is that the same young lady, wearing the same pendant ?
The main wedding party, including the bride and groom, is shown below.
Is this the bride and groom (and one other) in 2g ?
And finally in this section, is a photo of a young man which adjoins Photo 2c, suggesting a link between the two ?
Pam has sent many other photos which I shall put gradually within this section … but you can share yours at any time.
We can move on to Page 2.