Sue Storey Wants To Know Who The People Are In Her "Junk Shop" Photograph Which Has Warminster Written On The Back

Tuesday 10th January 2017:

Sue Storey writes ~

"Hi Mr Howell,

I found this old photo many years ago in an old frame I bought in a junk shop. I couldn't bring myself to throw it away. It says Warminster on the mount and a bit of a name, shown, which could be the photographer.

I've shown it on a genealogy site on Facebook recently, to great interest, and your name came up on one of the suggestions when someone said it looked as if it had been taken at a brick works. I'd love to trace the family. Have you any ideas?"



  
Danny Howell replies ~

"Hello Sue Storey,
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Thank you for letting me see the photograph. Very interesting.
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I would say that the clothes the people are wearing dates it between c1900 - c1910.
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The style of the photo is very much in keeping with that of Samuel Burgess (born 1864, died 1932). I have over 100 photos by him of family groups (nearly all unnamed) in and around Warminster. Sam Burgess took many photos of family groups outside where they lived. Yours is most similar. I note that the name Burgess is indeed on the back of the photo in the second pic you sent me.
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You can read about Sam Burgess on my website. Click on this link: http://www.dannyhowell.net/1970/08/sam-burgess-18641932.html
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Sam Burgess had a shed for photography in the back garden of his home at 3, 4 & 5 Brook Street, Warminster Common. He and his wife had a grocery shop at 3, 4 and 5 Brook Street as well.
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The bulk of Sam Burgess' photos were taken between 1900 and 1910 and nearly all were taken at Warminster Common, Warminster itself, Crockerton and Corsley.
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Of course, it is going to be very difficult, nigh on impossible to know who the people are in your photo. Likewise the location is unknown. There is nothing to suggest it is at a brick works as has been said to you. There is nothing in the photo to help us much. There is a  rubble stone wall in the background (the end of a building) but rubble stone was a common building material in the Warminster area.
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I hope this information helps you.
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Cheers, and thanks again for letting me see the photo."