Thursday, 2 May 2013

A mystery picture

I have a friend who, like me, collects old pictures and postcards of the local area. She is also very skilled at adding colour to old photographs which brings them to life - you really do feel that you have stepped back in time.

But sometimes you  buy a postcard which is said to be somewhere in the local area around Goole or Howden and then have a problem identifying exactly where it is. It looks familiar - but where is it?

Below is one such picture. It should be so easy. The name over the shop is Lockwood and the style of the house is certainly popular in this area of Yorkshire.  It may even be a post office too but the sign is not clear.

We have searched for the name in the 1901 and 1911 census but no one called Lockwood comes up as a shopkeeper.  We wondered about a house in Bubwith main street which was once a shop but it is maybe not quite right.

So does anyone recognise this house? Is it your family standing outside?

Postscript  June 16th - we have identified where the picture was taken. It was in Belton in the Isle of Axholme.

 A lovely picture of a Yorkshire house and shop - but where is it?

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