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“When I grow up, I want to be a little boy…”(unknown): Lionel Hope & Douglas Raymond Way.

Given that the famous Brock’s Fireworks factory was active in Sutton during the years of Knights-Whittome’s business, we were hopeful that we might have found an image of someone linked to the factory to offer us a firework related subject for today’s post, but alas, none of our research to date has brought up anything relevant. Instead, today’s subjects were selected because it…

The Budibent Twins, Photographed 3 Dec 1912 by David Knights Whittome

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 recorded as twins and it seemed likely that a match could easily be found. This indeed proved to be true. Susan Giddings, Local Studies & Archives…