An Extract from Mr Delves' letter.

               . . .The Green Book came to Uncle John DELVES from his grandmother on his fathers’ side Mary Ann DELVES nee ARMISTEAD born 3rd Mar 1859, in Rathmell. She lived most of her early life in Long Preston. Which is where, I believe, most of these photo’s are from.

The Green Book has at sometime in the distant past been compiled from a previous Original Album. Many of the photo’s in the Green Book had photo’s on the back of them, these have until recently been hidden, stuck to the page. I have unstuck and copied them also. I have marked these in the index.

A point of interest is that the two DELVES brothers Thomas Hirst & Edward married Annie WRATHALL and Mary Ann ARMISTEAD – who were cousins.

Edward DELVES, who was married to Mary Ann, unfortunately left the village to live in Lancashire, went mad and killed himself. I am left wondering if some of the hidden photo’s reflect the divide that happened in the family as a result of this. A lot of water has gone under the bridge, I don’t believe there is anyone alive who is bothered by these events now, so I don’t see any problem with an ‘open inquiry’.

I am particularly interested in the 006, 031 & 032, as these pictures were hidden, stuck to the page and I have no idea where the church is, or who the preacher is.

I would dearly love to know if anyone else has similar photo’s in and around Long Preston between the years 1860 - 1900, or information. As you can see from the index I can only put a few names to faces. . . . . . . . . . .

 

 

 

 

Click on the thumbnails to see the full size pictures, which are organised in sections.

 

Section 1.

     
030 Large Group 032 poss same church as 31. 053 Man 052 Poplar House
035 Man  055 Poplar House 056 Couple 058 Woman
057 Woman 071 073 093

Section 2.

     
070 072 Group 090 Woman 091
092 094 Woman 095 Woman 096 Girl
112 House X 131 132 Man Woman 133

Section 3.

     
134 135 House 3 People 212 Mary Ann DELVES nee ARMISTEAD 210 Mary Ann ARMISTEAD
150 152 160 Long Preston 161 Long Preston
157 155 154 180 Three Ladies in Greenhouse

Section 4.

     
182 181 183 231 William ARMISTEAD Man Ladies
184 225 Richard ARMISTEAD Famly 226 Sarah ARMISTEAD nee WALKER 230 William ARMISTEAD and 4 ladies
201 Mary Ann ARMISTEAD Carriage 202 WA MA R-ARMISTEAD 203 Two Ladies on Horses 224 Poss Sarah ARMISTEAD

Section 5.

     
232 William Armistead on Bridge 310 Three Ladies 317 Thomas WRATHALL 1821-1897 331 Bend Yate
233 William ARMISTEAD 234 William ARMISTEAD 280 Jane ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE 281 Jane ARMISTEAD nee DINSDALE
282 Poss Jane ARMISTEAD 283 Poss Jane ARMISTEAD 284 Jane Armistead Children & Old Lady 285 Old Lady

Section 6.

     
301 Thomas COCKSHOTT 312 Lady 400 Elizabeth CHIPPINDALE 401 Unknown Lady
403 George DELVES 404 George DELVES 405 Agnes DELVES nee CHIPPINDALE 406 Agnes DELVES nee CHIPPINDALE
407 Thomas Hirst Edward Agnes DELVES 408 Thomas Hirst DELVES 410 Thomas Hirst DELVES 411 Agnes Delves

Section 7.

     
413 Edward DELVES 414 Maybe Edward DELVES 453 Annie DELVES nee WRATHALL 915 Smoking
456 Babs DELVES 455 Babs DELVES 478 Madge & Marie DELVES 469 Madge DELVES
485 Madge & Marion 420 Annie Thomas MaryAnn 490 Overdale Girls School 504 Claremont High Sch Wallsey

Section 8.

     
500 Thomas ARMISTEAD Mary Ann DELVES 900 908 910
912 955 Ladies 524 F W DELVES 522 F W DELVES

 

 

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006_Horton in Ribblesdale 031_Church 033_Unknown_School (poss' Horton in Ribblesdale) 034_Long_Preston_Baptist_Chapel
050_Poplar_House_L_P 051_Poplar_House 054_Poplar_House 110_House_X
111_House_X 130_Building 200_Ragged_Hall 422_House_before_Lockinvar

 

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