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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Byford

One of the pictures that we were given for the photographic collection was the shot of Byford's horse-drawn removals van. The Byfords were a Cavendish family that moved to Glemsford. Where was the photograph taken? What do we know of the business? Every photograph seems to open up a line of enquiry. There is so much History in the area that is on the point of being lost, so many lives that ought to be recorded and remembered, that one wonders where to start



Byford's Removal Van

The photographic copy of Byford's van that we were given was in such a poor condition that it took a day of digital manipulation to make it presentable. I felt it was worth while because much of the horse-drawn transport ceased before it was felt worthwhile recording it. Any help from readers to track down details would be most worthwhile

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