It has been a while since my last blog but I've hardly been slacking - far from it. After the publication of two books in the last year, I have rather a large back log of material to sort out. One of the main items was a scrapbook my late mother kept, in which she stuck family photos going back over a hundred years.
Many of these photographs I had never seen before, but thankfully my mother had labelled most of them and I have been able to tie them in with my reasearch. The problem was the actual scanning. My mother stuck then in a large scrapbbook with glue, and so I was unable to remove them. this meant manipulating each page a number of times until I could scan all the photos on that page.
They then had to be cropped, enhanced etc which took even longer. But the effort has been worth it. I have now started posting some of the photos of my ancestors to the website using
as an index.
It is an absolutely fantastic photo of an Edwardian wedding that features the Hemsworth family in their wedding finery
The house was owned/rented by the brides parents John and Elizabeth Travis. The house still stands and a search reveals that the property was last sold in 2005
12 Broughton Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 2AS£139,000 Terraced, Freehold 27 May 2005
£31,500 Terraced, Freehold 14 May 1999
I have not been to the house which is adjacent to Hillsborough Park but it is on the list!