Percy as a boy.
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Slides Showing Percy Over the Years 1900 to the 1960s

Percy included many photos of himself in his slideshows. Here’s a compilation of them from his boyhood to retirement. I am almost certain he had a clockwork timer on his camera which allowed him to set the shot-up and then run around the camera and be in his photos with everyone else. Sue said: “PBE […]

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Percy his Mum, brother and Sister on the beach.
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Percy’s Day on Bournemouth Beach Circa: 1901

Around the beginning of the 20th Century Percy’s family visited Bournemouth in Hampshire, and here are the holiday photos from that day over 100 years ago. Family Group on Bournemouth Beach View with Bournemouth Pier in the Background   Bournemouth beach, from the Pier Looking West Towards Highcliffe Bournemouth Beach Looking West from the Pier […]

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Weardale Gardens – Home to Audrey and Doug and Family

Weardale was a lovely place to visit, especially in the summer, with its extensive gardens in secluded woodlands, and Audrey and Doug were the perfect hosts. See also this page for photos of the family in these gardens. On this page, we have collected the slides Percy took of the flowers all in one place. […]

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10 Willis Avenue
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10 Willis Avenue – Percy’s Family Home from 1920s to 1960s

Maud and Percy brought up their 4 children in Carshalton Beeches at 10 Willis Avenue. Unfortunately, no photos exist of the interior but on this page, we have the best photo taken of the house. Date: From the date Dennis gave for this car, this must have been taken in the 1930s. Please, download this […]

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Percy’s Grandchildren Sue and Jonathan Growing Up at Weardale Cottage

Audrey and Doug married on 4 June 1949 and moved to Weardale Cottages in 1959 with Susan Anne Evans (nee Sue Burbidge). Situated in the woodland grounds of the demolished stately home Weardale House, on the top of Toy’s Hill, near Westerham in Kent, Audrey and Doug worked with the owner (the National Trust) to […]

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Richard Henri Evans
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Percy’s Mother and Father – Plus Unique Photo of Great Grandma Evans!

Here is Richard Henri Evans – Percy’s Father born in 1865, married to Florence Minnie Ducket. Richard passed away in 1952.   My Great Grandma (Florence Evans, Percy’s mother) 1863 – 1947. He died at the age of 87 (1865 – 1952) having outlived her by 5 years. She lived to 84. Please, download this […]

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Percy’s Parent’s Cycling Holiday in the 1890s

Percy’s parents went on a cycling holiday in the early 1890s (or earlier) and I presume it was Percy’s Father who took the photos here which he added to his Magic Lantern Slide collection, later to be inherited by Percy. I think from memory that Maud used to say that they cycled, from where they […]

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Stephen Last in Peddle Car.
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Percy’s Grandson Stephen Last – Slide Compilation

Percy took photos, and made up slides, showing Stephen Last’s development, as compiled below:   Please, download this page as an ebook and keep it for the memory. If after 30 minutes the email has not arrived please check in your email spam, and if it’s not there Facebook Message me, or email me, and […]

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