Harris Family Photographs and Documents Preserved

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Daisy Hilda Harris born 1900 Buckland Brewer

At the second performance of the ‘Buckland Brewer in the 1970s’ slide show we were excited to be given access to a bundle of photographs and documents relating to the Harris family. These had been handed in to a local bank a few years ago and subsequently given to one of the employees who lives in the village. After scanning in the 62 photographs using our new Flip Pal mobile scanner (Thanks Philip Milton Fund) and investigating the accompanying documents, it seems that the bundle relates to the descendants of John and Elizabeth Harris née Metherell of South Green Buckland Brewer. One of their daughters, Mabel Ella (1898-1979), married Redvers Harris of Black Torrington, who was no relation that I can see so far. There are pictures of Mabel’s niece Daisy Hilda and other unidentified pictures. The full story will be in our next newsletter. In the meantime, if anyone is connected to this family please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of our home page.

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Can You Identify These Girls?

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