Glass Slides

We have recently had a donation to the society of a number of old Glass Slides complete with Lantern. The content of the slides date from around the late 1890's to early 1920's, and they range from portraits of elegant looking men and women, through to grand houses thought to be of somewhere in Britain. There are also sets of European landscapes of Switzerland, France and Germany.

One section is of religion, showing a Vicar along with family members, photographed over several years, and on many occasions accompanied by a Jack Russell terrier dog. We are in the process of looking through the slides, and trying to put  names to some of the places and people.

So far we do not think that any of the Slides show any parts of the Isle of Axholme.

The following slides are just a few that we are trying to put names to, so if you can put a name to any of the people or places please let us know at

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Could be Dareham on Norfolk!
The name above the door could be "??????? Call" / "Hall" (or even "Drovers Call")?
The slide on the left has been identified by Kevin Grantham as Eastbourne Methodist Church in Darlington. Kevin came across this page on our site and has kindly done some research into the War Memorial plaque and by putting the names in the search of the C.W.G.C. (war graves site) the first few names entered seemed to matched up with people from the Darlington area. 
The one that fitted the best was William T W Lucas.  There was only one with these initials on the site. He was the son of William and Julia Lucas, of 107, Cobden St., Eastbourne, Darlington, who was killed on the 8th July 1916 and is buried in the Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle.

Many thanks go to Kevin for his welcomed research for the society.
This building appears to be the Brazilian Building at Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
(Thanks to Angus Townley for his research)
The main building of Marlborough College in Wiltshire
(Thanks to Angus Townley for his research)
The entrance gates to Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
(Thanks to Angus Townley for his research)
Thanks to some excellent research by Angus Townley, we now have some definite proof of where some of the Glass Slides are of. He has managed to track down several of the pictures to Marlborough College in Wiltshire, which when established in the 19th century, and was principally for the teaching and education of the children of clergy.

After searching the census for the particular time, it is thought that the family was that of Christopher Wordsworth, who in 1901 were resident at the Rectory at Marlborough College. He is show with his wife Mary, one son William, and three daughters Ruth, Susanna and Irene. On the 1911 census it shows that in total Christopher and Mary had nine children, seven of whom were still living. I do wonder if the group photo of 4 men below, could be the father Christopher and his other three sons. On the earlier 1871 census, they can be found living at "The PALACE" at Riseholme near Lincoln. We are now getting some sort of local connection with this clergyman!