Over the years, I’ve collected many photographs from the older of my relatives. I’ve always borrowed them, scanned them as high a resolution as I can and then returned them. The most frustrating aspect though is not knowing who is in them nor when/where it was taken. This one is no exception – though it is my favourite by a long shot. And given time, it’s coming together.
My great great grandfather, William Freer, was a kennel man in the Leicestershire village of Quorndon in the 1850’s.
He was born in Quorndon in 1830 and likely stayed there, until marrying, with his parents who, in 1841, were living in Barrow Gate (now Station Road).