Taylor and Gossage family photographs - Heir hunting find.
Another car boot find about a month ago - 2 wedding albums and a large photo album. They all were from the same family with at least 3 different weddings, a engagement, holiday snaps, work, friends and family life photos. There was a wedding photo from the 50s included. But I have written a separate blog for it. As I am not sure if the seller just put it into the album or it was from this family also. See vintage wedding photo unknown.
|Wedding and photo albums|
I think all the photos were once owned by Brenda Esther Taylor nee Gossage; who lived in Birmingham, Shirley, Solihull and Halesowen. She was born 19th March 1936 and died 12th March 2013 apparently. A search on the internet brought up a request for heir information for an unclaimed estate. However, the recent list from the government does not have her estate on it. So I am assuming that her family have claimed it. However it is so sad that her life in photographs ended up in a car boot lot. There are many pictures and so they may be recognised by a wide range of people. There were 2 wedding albums. Both of Brenda's wedding. The larger one belonged to the couple. The smaller was traditionally given to the bride's parents. There would have been another for the groom's family. So here are the photographs from the bride and groom's album and her parent's album.
Brenda Gossage and Albert Taylor married on the 28th September 1957 at Shirley Parish Church, Solihull, West Midlands. The best man was Mr H Hougham and the bridesmaid was Miss Barbara Townson. The information is in the front of the large album see below.
Barbara J Townson made a beautiful bridesmaid. She lived at 207 Shirley Rd for a while and married Bernard J Wall in 1961. In 1960, her family lived next door to the Wall family. I have researched her and believe she has passed away also. Her family may or may not know these photos exist. I am not sure if she was a friend or relative. It is possible they were friends, although there was about 4 year different in age.
Outside the church before marriage. Brenda with her father, George Gossage. George was registered at the GRO in 1910, born on the 3rd November. However to get into the Royal Artillery in 1927, he went back almost 2 years and said 1908. In 1939 he said he said he was born on the 3rd November 1909. George was a toolmaker, living in Birmingham and Shirley. He died in 1962 registered death in Solihull. Also a close up photograph of Brenda who was very pretty.
From Eve and Elsie - maybe friends or neighbours if not family. Sent to the Mermaid Hotel on the Stratford Rd, Sparkhill, Birmingham.