Divided back, Real Photo Postcard. Circa 1930s – 1950s. Publisher: A. E. Wrate, Lumley Rd., P. O. Skegness.
A commercial-type Real Photo Postcard, that would have been a good one to use for Halloween, but just to continue with a couple more from England before moving on to Veteran’s Day….and we’re guessing on the date, maybe from the 1930s through 1950s. Note the blurriness around the outer edges of the photo (for some reason). We’re guessing that A. E. Wrate is Alfred Ernest Wrate, born in 1916, son of Alfred Wrate and Amelia Elizabeth (Moody) Wrate, but all three family members are listed in census records as being in the photography business. Wrate’s was also known for its “walking pictures.” See Go Home on a Postcard‘s entry “Wrates – Skegness.”
St. Mary’s Church, located in Hogsthorpe, a small village of the East Lindsey district in Lincolnshire county, dates originally from the 12th century.
Sources: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911. (Ancestry.com).
The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/6452F.(Ancestry.com).
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007.
FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915. (Ancestry.com).
“Wrates – Skegness.” Go Home on a Postcard. https://gohomeonapostcard.wordpress.com/companies/wrates-skegness/ (accessed November 11, 2018).
Hogsthorpe. n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogsthorpe (accessed November 11, 2018).