Tuesday 6 April 2021

Iris Violet Hart's life in a car boot

 Iris Violet's Hart's life in a car boot - Rugby resident of old..

Rummaging through boxes of ephemera at the local car boot is a must. So when I found a bunch of photographs with the name "Hart" on I was in my element. Hart is a family name - because I didn't know if they were family. I went through the large box and pulled out all the named photographs and associated papers. The elderly gentleman who ran the store wouldn't let me buy the whole box though. He was a dealer of some kind. Who had lots of antique and other relicts. Back at home - I looked on the website and pieced together her past. She did not appear to be a relation of my grandfather, he had several brothers that I have never known, but may be this branch is very distantly related!!

The following week and a few weeks after. I went looking again and found a few more pictures and related ephemera. In all I probably spent about £20.

Yesterday I got round to making a family tree on Ancestry and adding just some of the photographs. The rest I will have on here. As usual - if you have any information. Please contact me by this blog or on Ancestry. 

   Above is Iris Violet Hart - it says so on the back in pencil. Small writing that is difficult to read.

She is wearing the same coat on other photographs. 

 This photograph has Iris Violet Hart in the centre with the other two people blank. I would hazard a guess at the man being James Edward Curtis (her husband) and the young child Camelita? (this guess is written on the back of a smaller photograph copy). It looks to have been taken in the 1950s or early 60s. 

Nice group of women and one man - taken in the street in front of a pub I think. Pub or works outing? Iris V Hart is sat in front wearing the same coat. The photograph is in a paper frame with "F C Clarke, Photographer, The Studio, Windsor Court, High Street, Rugby" stamped on it. I think the person writing the names on the back was doing so before 1960s. As that is when Iris Hart got married.

 Iris Violet Hart again at the English seaside. You can tell it is England - as have to wear a rain mackintosh. 

More seaside outings in the above two pictures. This one looks to be from the 1950s. On the reverse it has Iris Violet Hart with Margaret Gramell/Garrett? written on the reverse. Probably a friend who was also on the day trip. Iris appears to have had one son, Mark Curtis. But although he has started a family tree on Ancestry. He hasn't been on Ancestry for a long time 3 to 12 months according to his page. 
This photograph has Iris Hart and Jackie Saul? on the reverse.
Iris Hart and Bob Saul - probably on another day trip or coming out of the cinema in the 50s.
No names on this little photograph
 Or this unidentified one.
Haven't been able to work out who Bob Saul was. But here below is him in another photograph. Taken I think outside the house Iris lived in. 

Here is Bob Saul in his military uniform. Taken on the 8 Nov 1944. 
Same house with two young children and a dog. Not named on the back.
There are several photographs taken from this house with Iris Violet Hart and Albert Hart.

The top photograph has Joby Hart and Edith Squibb on the back. It also has Albert Hart and Edith Squibb on another smaller same copy? The lower door one with dog has nothing written on the back.
Albert I think was called Joby. He was born in 1930 in Daventry, married Edith Grace Vincent Squibb in 1954 and had one son Jeremy. He served during WW2 as there was a letter with a Christmas card addressed to him in the ephemera lot. He was TPR A Hart AAT Troup number 2231103.

This holiday photograph taken in Skegness! Has lots of question marks and Albert Hart (3rd left with bag), Camelita Banna Vesti (young woman in checked skirt), Enid Hart (with pearl necklace), Jeremy Hart (baby at front) on.

 This picture says Jeremy Hart on the back.
Going back a generation. There are some photographs of Albert Hart (1900 - 1974) and his wife Florence Rose Smith (1898 - 1976) I think that it was probably Florence's home that these pictures came from originally, although I think she was known as Rose Hart.
Florence Rose Hart
Albert and Florence Hart at Stratford - On -Avon Golden Wedding.
Florence Rosemary Hart nee Smith.
Albert belonged to the Order of Buffaloes 1932.
Albert and Florence Hart with George Hale at Wells near the sea Norfolk.
Not named but looks to be Florence Hart and a girl in a bridesmaid dress outside a house.

 Think this is Florence hart with Camilita?
There are a couple of letters and a book about the Order of Buffaloes as well. Florence or Rose Hart lived at Elizabeth Road, West Haddon near Rugby Warwickshire. 

 This maybe a Buffalo event or completely unrelated. It was in the same box of ephemera. It is a large postcard format. No other information on it.
There are quite a few photographs of Albert and Florence's son George William Hart known as Dick (1920 - 1983) and Barbara Elizabeth Young (1928 - 1989) with Derek Hart their son.
Barbara Hart (Barb) nee Young.
Derek Hart as a young baby above.
Sorry Derek couldn't resist the one below. Baby birth notification was sent to Mr and Mrs A Hart and it was in the ephemera pile. Now in my possession.  

This has just Mabel, Albert, Louise and Dick Hart on the one side of the sleeve. George William hart was known as Dick.

This photograph above was taken at the same wedding and has Iris and Doris Hart on the back. Doris was another sister.
George William and Barbara Hart with a baby Derek.
George William (Dick) and Barbara with Derek Hart a little older.

 On the reverse of this it says - George William Hart and Barbara Elizabeth Young 12/7/1947. Taken on their wedding day.
There are so many more photographs of this family or not to add. So I will start another blog post. Please contact me on this blog. All posts are screened before I publish them.

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