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 Naval Officer Training Centre?

The Naval establishment shown is the former HMS Pembroke, RN Barracks, Chatham, Kent, 1903-1984. It is now the Medway Campus of the University of Greenwich – Postcode ME4 4TB (ed. many thanks to A.R. for this information)

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October 9, 2009 at 11:07 am

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Essex Regiment Soldier Photograph

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Essex Regiment Soldier

Any idea who this might be?

It’s possible his name might be “T. Baker”. This name was found on a letter kept with the photos. There was also pension and benefit stamp cards belonging to an Amy Smith, living in Marlborough Road, Ealing, London in 1946.

This the only photo in the batch featuring a soldier. An historian believes the uniform dates this photopostcard to about 1939.

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October 9, 2009 at 10:49 am

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Doomed Smyrna at night 1922

 

Written in ink on the back: “Fire of Smyrna By Night Sept 1922”

Info on this terrible event HERE 

This photopostcard produced by “Leonar”

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October 9, 2009 at 10:32 am

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 Doomed Smyrna 1922

Written on the back in ink “Smyrna in Flames Sept 1922”

For information on this dreadful event see the wiki article HERE

The photo is press stamped bottom left: “S. L. Cassar Malta”

“S.L. [Salvatore Lorenzo] Cassar established a photographic business in Malta circa 1890. In 1915 Cassar was the only photographer in Malta undertaking cinematographic work. At this time his studio was at 31 Strada San Giovani, Valletta.” (source: Janus )

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October 9, 2009 at 10:21 am

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At the Races 2

 

A close up on the people in the photo of my previous post. Another favourite. Any ideas for a date? Recognise anyone?

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October 9, 2009 at 9:41 am

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 At the Races

British Royal Navy Chiefs and Crew out for a day at the Races. Recognise anyone? Date? (perhaps late 1920s early 30s?)

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October 9, 2009 at 9:31 am

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Chiefys 2

 

This is one of my favourites. Lots of interesting faces. Chiefs and crew visiting home town with families (?). The guy in the white cap and overalls is probably a coach/charabang driver ? I have a photo of my grandfather wearing much the same outfit. As yet, names unknown and place/date unknown. If you’ve any ideas please feel free to suggest.

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October 9, 2009 at 9:18 am