Happy St. Andrew’s Day! I love this postcard from Gourock with a wee surprise inside – some old images of Gourock town. Sadly the insert was torn before we acquired the postcard, but it’s a cutie nonetheless.
I fell in love with postcard when I came across it the other day. How could you not, isn’t her hair piece fabulous? After much research I found out that this elegant lady is Florence Jane (née Thereur), wife of actor and theatre manager Sir George Alexander.
A bit of research suggests this could be Dysserth Hall, but it is unclear given the image of the building is such a small part of the entire postcard. There is little available on the internet by way of images of Dysserth Hall or in relation to the identity of Mrs Currie. Click on the image for a closer look…
This postcard sent from Jersey to someone in France is likely to be of an image of somewhere in the Channel Islands, probably Jersey. It could be the home of someone important or simply a pretty building. Click on the image to take a closer look…
This postcard shows an image taken by local photograph studio Dann & Lewis, family firm from 1856 until its closure in the 1940s. The image looks to be of a private residence, but we’re not sure! Any ideas?
A lovely thatched roof, a horse and cart in the background. It’s a pretty view of what looks like a country lane, but we haven’t a clue where this could be!
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A striking building, Yew Tree House is adorned with triangles, circles and rectangles aplenty. Given the greenery it looks to be a country house, but its location is a complete mystery. Any ideas as to where this could be?
Thought to be a building called New Priory House, this sprawling complex looks like it could be a hospital or convalescent home. On the far left appears to be a church attached. Searches for the building suggest it no longer exists. Do you recognise it? Click below for a closer look.
The building below looks almost like a castle, with two proud turrets in the background, a beautiful arched entrance and a grand driveway. It’s an imposing castle. Do you recognise it?
Have a better look by clicking on the image.
This is rather a handsome building with a lovely big driveway. The possibilities for what this could be are endless. Is it someone’s home? Or could it be a public building. There appears little to give it away. Click to have a closer look.