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Victorian Ladies in Ampthill ??

Postby Memory Lane » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:54 pm

The following EMail was sent to me. Can anyone help please.

Hi Ampthill,

I am hoping that someone may have information about the attached photo. The photo was found among family photos with the word Ampthill written on the back. A mark had been made on one of the ladies which suggests that she may be a member of the family. The family name could have been Whiting or Ticklepenny. Any suggestions or help to discover information would be appreciated.

Regards,

Joan Sims

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Re: Victorian Ladies in Ampthill ??

Postby oceanbreeze » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:29 pm

What a delightful photograph--sorry not to be able to help but do hope that the mystery will be solved in due course!
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Re: Victorian Ladies in Ampthill ??

Postby SCRABBLER » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:51 pm

In an effort to be helpfull, have been all through my Andrew Underwood books to see if I could locate either of the names mentioned.
Sorry to say, have come up with nothing that might be of help.
Looking at the picture, the ladies seem to be standing against a very old wall, so I thought - where would you now find such a wall, but again
I could not come up with any suggestions that might lead one to a clue as to what these ladies might be gathered together for and where.
However, they all seem to be dressed in similar garb. Do you think they might have in service? Perhaps Park House.
Or could they have been at The Cedars, which started
out as The Union Workhouse in 1836 and only became The Cedars in the 1940's.
Anyway, I hope you find the connections you are looking for. :AA
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Re: Victorian Ladies in Ampthill ??

Postby CraftsbyCarolyn » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:20 pm

I have loads of pictures of my ancestors and we have no clue who they are - it is such a shame.

I presume they have searched the name out on genealogy places? Whiting is certainly on Ancestry.co.uk as a name in Ampthill - but I no longer have membership so can't look at the records.
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Re: Victorian Ladies in Ampthill ??

Postby SCRABBLER » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:53 pm

Whiting as a surname is quite common all over the Country, but Ticklepenny is much more likely to throw up something through one of the
genealogy sites. Although there are quite a few "rare" surnames associated with Ampthill, I couldn't find that one :AA
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Re: Victorian Ladies in Ampthill ??

Postby oceanbreeze » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:55 pm

Agree Scrabbler--I have not heard that surname--most unusual>
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