‘Baby Sparenborg’, an enemy alien in WW1 Britain?

Today’s post is written by our volunteer Elizabeth, who was inspired to research 4 plates titled ‘baby Sparenborg’, and unravel the lost story of a British family with German origins, living in England during WW1. It is often impossible to tell how the sitters came to have their photographs taken, and this is a key…

Disappearing Act: The Budibent Twins and their Hidden Mother….

Today’s post looks at a seemingly innocuous looking plate depicting two small babies. The plate was originally singled out for research by one of our team as the pair were recordedĀ as twins and it seemed likely that a match could easily be found. This indeed proved to be true. Susan Giddings, Local Studies & Archives…