Some twelve or so months ago, I wrote a post about the Richardson family Honiton Lace wedding veil. As part of the post I included a copy of the only image I had found amongst the family treasures of my grandmother Dorothy Una Ophelia (Richardson) Stockfeld.
Posting this image has resulted in some wondrous happenings – firstly it connected me with a hitherto unknown second cousin. That connection has resulted in some profitable exchanges of information, pictures and stories, new friends on Facebook and, just last month, the chance to meet with said cousin and one of her sisters.
Whilst they were here, we worked through the information I had collected on the maternal side of our family, we exchanged more information, we explored the area where their grandfather (my great uncle) was killed in air crash in 1945, we ate a great deal and talked for hours.
After they had gone home, I started back at work on the latest units of study in the UTAS Diploma of Family History. One of those units covers images – so back to the box of photos I was steadily working through archiving, scanning, identifying and storing.
Yesterday I found a negative – just floating about loose in the jumble. A quick look as I held it up to the light revealed what looked like three figures suspiciously like a wedding party. This morning, with some help from the resident tech expert, the image was revealed.
What a delightful surprise it was to find another part of the story of my Gran’s wedding day. Now the challenge is to identify the two young ladies accompanying her on her special day. It is possible they are two of Gran’s Dixon cousins as she grew up with a great tribe of girls around her.
Perhaps one of these ladies, seen here with my Grandmother some 55 years after the wedding, might be one of those fresh faced girls?