Some new purchases

A couple of new purchases arrived today. A very artistic studio portrait of an unknown masonic chap from Derbyshire whose identity it might be possible to establish, and a CDV from a hitherto unknown Wisbech firm.

Had a fairly unproductive trip to the Cambridgeshire Collection this morning – trying to find entries in the 1939 Register for various photographers who had appeared in the 1911 census – with very little success. Am beginning to realise that Ancestry and FindMyPast operate with completely different transcriptions and that there is a lot of inconsistency between the two. On a positive note the Cambridgeshire collection has a wizzy new computer based filmreel reader and printer – a vast improvement on the previous kit.

Had a very pleasant evening last night meeting some of the members of the Peterborough Postcard Collectors Club in Peterborough.