Friday’s Faces From The Past

I kept in touch with my Great-Aunt Joy in Australia for many years via airmail. She also had penfriends in many different countries that she’d been corresponding with for many years.

I’ve found quite a few photos of them in her albums so I thought I’d share a few via this blog. I have no information on any of her friends, other than what Joy had recorded in her albums.

So may I introduce you to Helen Magee, who I believe lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA. The photos date from the early 1940s.

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Wordless Wednesday – Joy’s 21st Birthday 21st June 1942


Today would have been my Great-Aunt Joy’s 96th birthday so I thought I’d share some photos from her 21st birthday in 1942.

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Joy with her parents – Clarence Bucknall & Isabella nee Pyne

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L-R Clarence Bucknall, Joy Bucknall, Isabella Pyne, Isabella Brown (seated), unknown, unknown, Harry Pyne

Friday Faces – Who Do You Think They Are?

I inherited a box of photographs following my grandparent’s death and have since spent a good while trying to identify and sort them all.  I’ve been relatively successful at this – apart from the two people in the pictures below.

I think it is the same man in both photos, the one on the right being an earlier photo than the wedding one, because he has gained some stripes.

I’m almost sure they aren’t immediate family so they may be friends of my grandparents or possibly more distant relatives.

The wedding photo is lovely; the bride looks wonderfully elegant in her 1940s dress and large floppy hat – I would love to find out who they are.