Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sepia Saturday 26 : Staying With The Beanlands


I'm sticking with the Beanlands this week, moving on from Fowler to his brother Albert, my grandfather. The picture shows my grandmother, Kate Kellam, my grandfather, Albert Beanland, and their two children Amy (standing at the rear) and Gladys (my mother). Using this picture of Albert as a guide, I have looked back of the picture of the bowlers from last week to see if I can narrow down which might be his brother, Fowler.  Here are the various heads, with the known Beanland - Albert - on the extreme left. 


I must confess I am no closer to identifying which bowler might be Fowler : possibly the second one standing from the right ... possibly not. I need to do more digging into the Beanlands, let's hope that I come up with something more than a handful of bean seeds.




19 comments:

  1. I partiularly like the way your grandmother looks, beautiful and elegant.

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  2. I'm so glad to read you again-I've been away. Gladys has so much of her father in her looks. Do you?

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  3. Alan, I'm thinking the fellow kneeling down in the front in the bowling picture might be Albert Beanland; the shape of the nose, the eyebrows, and the hairline all seem to match.

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  4. Digging In The Beanlands!
    They Are A Handsome Crew........Keep Digging.Some Gold There I Believe!

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  5. The old photos really speak of a time gone by; as does Didcot. Worth a visit.

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  6. Elegant dress, on your grandmother, with what must be swaths of cloth. I could not tell which of the bowlers either, but I too have photos where I am trying to identify the people; it really can take time and pursuit.

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  7. Hi Alan,

    That's a handsome family your grand had, and she was a beautiful woman...

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  8. Everyone's struck by your grandmother's appearance but I love the looks of the whole group as well. Such a fabulous photo to have!

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  9. What a treasured grouping of Beanlands! I love the way little girls dressed in those days.

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  10. Do I detect a pocket watch in that photo? A symbol of status and style at the time; what's taken its place today?

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  11. That is such a dramatic family portrait, it's fantastic!

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  12. So... would you pronounce "bowler" "booler"?

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  13. her dress looks very fancy
    and they all have such strong faces - marvellous

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  14. How long did one have to hold still for photos back then? Smiles are so rare.

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  15. I love following your detective work, even when it proves inconclusive. That's a wonderful family portrait.

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  16. Good luck in Beanland. -J

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  17. They all look so serious, or is it sheer terror at having their picture took?

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  18. This one is very nice...even with the traditional serious faces. I can just see them all cracking up after the picture is finished. Your mother is a little cutie there!

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  19. What an interesting photograph. They all look so absolutely serious - not just unsmiling, but serious. Kate's dress is beautiful. I wish I could help you identify Fowler....

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