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Mills Photograph Album

Mills Photograph Album

This was the photograph album that Sarah Ann Mills and Harry Wynn took with them when they emigrated to Australia in 1910. After their death the album was passed down to their Grand Daughter Wendy. She, very kindly, gave the album to Corin Mills with whom it now resides. None of the photos were named apart from the one of Gladstone (at one time MP for Greenwich) With much detective work some of the people have been identified but many remain a mystery. It was originally thought they were mostly connected to the Mills family but we now know that it included the Wynn, Carter, Keen families and/or friends.

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Mills Photograph Album
Mills Photograph Album
This was the photograph album that Sarah Ann Mills and Harry Wynn took with them when they emigrated to Australia in 1910.
After their death the album was passed down to their Grand Daughter Wendy. She, very kindly, gave the album to Corin Mills with whom it now resides.

None of the photos were named apart from the one of Gladstone (at one time MP for Greenwich)

With much detective work some of the people have been identified but many remain a mystery.
It was originally thought they were mostly connected to the Mills family but we now think that it included the Wynn, Carter, Keen families and/or friends.  
 
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Jessie Isabel Mills (on the left age 7) & Florence May Mills (on the right age 6) - 1904 - Plymouth
Jessie Isabel Mills (on the left age 7) & Florence May Mills (on the right age 6) - 1904 - Plymouth
Positively identified July 2008 from Edward Mills army service documents which places him in Plymouth in 1904.

Wendy Hooper nee Sherwood recalls that her Aunt Margaret McKimm nee Wynn referred to the girls as "Ted's daughters" and one as "Flo"  
 
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2 Girls at Plymouth Reverse
2 Girls at Plymouth Reverse
 
 
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B3 Man on Chair
B3 Man on Chair
 
 
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B4
B4
 
 
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B6
B6
 
 
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B6 Reverse
B6 Reverse
 
 
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B7 Ellen Mills
B7 Ellen Mills
 
 
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B10 Poss Ellen Mills Reverse
B10 Poss Ellen Mills Reverse
 
 
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B10 Possibly Ellen Mills
B10 Possibly Ellen Mills
 
 
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B11 Possibly Eva Annie Mills nee Williams
B11 Possibly Eva Annie Mills nee Williams
 
 
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B13
B13
Identified 2006 as Annie Eliza Frankland, wife of Albert Joseph George Wynn.
The clue came from her brooch which reads "Bert".
The photo, taken at a studio in Roman Road, Bow led to her husband's photo (Unknown4) taken in East India Dock Rd. Poplar. They were married at All Hallows Church, East India Docks in 1913  
 
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Unknown4
Unknown4
Identified 2006 as Albert Joseph George Wynn.
See the photo of his wife Annie Eliza Frankland. 
 
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B17
B17
 
 
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B17 Reverse
B17 Reverse
 
 
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B19 Harry Wynn & 2 friends
B19 Harry Wynn & 2 friends
 
 
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Baby in East Ham
Baby in East Ham
 
 
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Boy in Shropshire
Boy in Shropshire
Probably one of the Hughes family who moved from Shropshire to Worsley, Lancs. 
 
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Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Cathedral
This photograph and the one of the Clifton Suspension Bridge could be attributed to Thomas William Mills.
He was stationed at Pembroke Dock with the Royal Engineers and would have passed through Bristol from his parents home in Plumstead or from his wife's home town of Alverstoke.  
 
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Bucket and Spade
Bucket and Spade
 
 
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Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Spans the River Avon carrying the B3129 over the gorge about a mile West of Bristol City Centre 
 
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Ellen Mills 1888-9
Ellen Mills 1888-9
 
 
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Ellen Mills 1888-9 Reverse
Ellen Mills 1888-9 Reverse
 
 
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Florence Potter
Florence Potter
Florence was Sarah Ann Mills' Bridesmaid 
 
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Eva Annie Mills nee Williams
Eva Annie Mills nee Williams
 
 
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Eva Annie Mills nee Williams Reverse
Eva Annie Mills nee Williams Reverse
 
 
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Eva Annie Mills nee Williams 2
Eva Annie Mills nee Williams 2
 
 
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Harry Wynn
Harry Wynn
 
 
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Gladstone
Gladstone
William Ewart Gladstone. 1809 - 1898

By 1861 the population of Woolwich was 41,695 and Plumstead’s population had grown to 24,502. It was many of these new town voters, given the right to vote in 1867, who returned Gladstone in 1868 as one of the MPs for Greenwich.

They quickly became disillusioned when Deptford and Woolwich royal dockyards were closed in September 1869, although Gladstone was returned to Parliament again in 1874 by his Greenwich voters. The Greenwich Liberals became too radical for Gladstone and, on November 30th 1878, he went to Greenwich to speak at the Ship Hotel.

After saying goodbye to the Greenwich voters he proceeded to Woolwich and Plumstead. In the Herbert Park Roller Skating Rink he spoke to about three thousand people for two hours. It was a long goodbye. A plaque on Eglinton School reads “ On this site the Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone delivered his last speech to his Greenwich constituents"

NB - It was quite common for famous people to appear in photograph albums. At a time when photographs didn't appear in newspapers and television wasn't even thought of, the only way people could identify with their local celebrities was by way of studio photographs and these were made readily available for purchase. 
 
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H Pilliner in Camberwell 1899
H Pilliner in Camberwell 1899
On searching the Census and birth records the closest match is Frances Clara Pilliner (born Dec Q 1872 1d 152 St. Saviour) in Newington (close by Camberwell).
The Initial H on the back of the photo could well be FC.
She was likely to have been a friend of Sarah Ann as they were both Dressmakers.  
 
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H Pilliner in Camberwell 1899 Reverse
H Pilliner in Camberwell 1899 Reverse
Dated 4/10/99 
 
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James & Sarah Mills nee Ireland
James & Sarah Mills nee Ireland
 
 
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James Mills at Jabez Hughes house, probably visiting his sister.
James Mills at Jabez Hughes house, probably visiting his sister.
168, Worsley Road, Winton, Eccles
(In 1892 the house was numbered 166, Worsley Road)
The sign above the building next to the house reads:-
Jabez Hughes - Joiner & Co.
Jobbing work promptly attended to.
 
 
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James Jesse Mills 1
James Jesse Mills 1
 
 
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James Mills 1
James Mills 1
 
 
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James Mills, possibly taken on the steps of 202, Victoria Road, Charlton. Now demolished.
James Mills, possibly taken on the steps of 202, Victoria Road, Charlton. Now demolished.
 
 
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James Mills at dinner
James Mills at dinner
 
 
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Lady - Salford.
Lady - Salford.
Dated circa 1896. Possibly Emma Mills - James Mills' sister, who married Jabez Hughes.  
 
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Lady - Salford Reverse
Lady - Salford Reverse
 
 
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Mills Family Group Closeup
Mills Family Group Closeup
Now thought NOT to be any of the Mills family.
Are they Wynn's? 
 
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Mills Family Group
Mills Family Group
 
 
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Lizzie Potter
Lizzie Potter
 
 
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Sarah Ann Mills (Annie).
Sarah Ann Mills (Annie).
 
 
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Thomas William Mills 1897
Thomas William Mills 1897
 
 
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Thomas William and Edward Mills
Thomas William and Edward Mills
Thomas is standing 
 
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Thomas William and Edward Mills Reverse
Thomas William and Edward Mills Reverse
 
 
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Unknown 1
Unknown 1
 
 
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Unknown 1 Reverse
Unknown 1 Reverse
 
 
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Unknown 2
Unknown 2
 
 
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Emma Eliza Wynn and Charles Rothwell
Emma Eliza Wynn and Charles Rothwell
"Unknown 3"
Identified Aug 2008. The evidence is circumstantial but compelling.
The lady appears to be the same person as the "Woman in Ramsgate"
The photo was dated to between 1904 and 1907.
The marriage took place in January and there are no leaves on the trees behind the couple.
The marriage was witnessed by Harry Wynn, Emma's brother, so the inclusion of the photo in the album would be consistent. 
 

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