Saturday, October 3, 2020

Mystery photographs

 A friend who is related to the Whybrews has sent me this photo of a family from Colchester. It was found among family photos, but neither of us know who they are. Does anyone recognise them? 

Here's another photo, also from Colchester. The reverse has the name of a photographic studio, Bradley and Blowers. 

If you can tell us anything about these photos, please leave a comment, or message me via the contact page on my website (

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Walter Lindrum on video

Walter Lindrum, the champion billiards player, was born in Kalgoorlie in Western Australia in 1898. He was the son of Frederick Lindrum, another billiards great, and Harriet Mary Atkin, both from Adelaide. His grandmother, Mary Ann Atkin (nee Mason) was the sister of my great great grandmother, Susan Mason

I recently came across this video about him. It looks as if it was made in the 1970s and the sound is rather wobbly in places. It focuses mainly on Walter's career as a billiards player, but it has some interesting snippets about his personal life.

(Ignore the screen at the beginning that says 'Sorry there's a problem with this part of the video'. It continues after that.)