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06-07-15, 00:47
Found this of my gr. gr grandmother, great grandparents and grandfather with his siblings. Taken 1899.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab82/davysboy/Pre%201900_zpsvru11g8i.jpg (http://s852.photobucket.com/user/davysboy/media/Pre%201900_zpsvru11g8i.jpg.html)

07-07-15, 18:52
Thank you for this photo -what really amazed me is the detailed needlework on the womens and childrens clothes--the smocking is beautiful and must have taken so many hours to complete on the small childs dress ,a very talented seamstress amongst this group perhaps ?

18-07-15, 22:27
Here's another of the same family plus their youngest son who was born 1900 and minus g g granny. It was taken in 1910

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab82/davysboy/Rees%20family%20Abercarn%20-%20Copy.tif_zpswp8nkws0.jpg (http://s852.photobucket.com/user/davysboy/media/Rees%20family%20Abercarn%20-%20Copy.tif_zpswp8nkws0.jpg.html)

18-07-15, 22:35
In stark contrast, this is a photograph taken around the same time of my great grandmother's (the woman in the photo above) sister. Her husband worked on the railway and they lived in a corrugated iron bungalow. Life was obviously much harder on them.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab82/davysboy/Brychans%20grandparents.%20She%20was%20a%20sister% 20to%20Rees%20Charles%20Rees%20wife_zpse5gfqjdt.jp g (http://s852.photobucket.com/user/davysboy/media/Brychans%20grandparents.%20She%20was%20a%20sister% 20to%20Rees%20Charles%20Rees%20wife_zpse5gfqjdt.jp g.html)

19-07-15, 08:10
Great photos. Very different lifestyle. Wonder if the saw each other much.


Val wish Id never started
19-07-15, 22:39
The women's hair in the second photo takes some beating, I love the old photos they have so much character.

19-07-15, 23:27
Great photos. Very different lifestyle. Wonder if the saw each other much.


They lived about 40 miles from each other, but here's a pic of my grandfather (who you see standing on the left in the second photo) on a visit to see his aunt in Cray, Breconshire. They both look a few years younger here.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab82/davysboy/Brychans%20grandmother%20and%20David%20Charles%20R ees_zpsaz7glx0u.jpg (http://s852.photobucket.com/user/davysboy/media/Brychans%20grandmother%20and%20David%20Charles%20R ees_zpsaz7glx0u.jpg.html)