Boy Scouts Search from Early 1900s

31.05.12: Locally born celebrated photographer, Phil Nicholls, is searching for locals to help him name members of a Scout Group from a photo taken between 1905 and 1915.

The original image is by Falmouth based photographer, Edward Albert Bragg, who prolifically photographed The Roseland Peninsula from around 1905-1915, producing hundreds of real-photographic postcards and prints – and photographer Phil is currently researching. This one is taken at Trewince manor at around that time.

Phil told Roseland Online, “Edward’s publishing details are usually marked on the reverse of the cards, which give a pretty accurate guide to the date they were taken, give or take a few years. Looking at his address on this Scouts image it must have been shot after 1908 and will pre-date 1915 as he went to war with The Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry that year and was gassed in the trenches C.1916.

“Having been in our family since it was taken (it belonged to Rhoda Moyle) I’m sure it features my Grandfather, Fred Nicholls, Rhoda’s Brother. I think it’s him to the left of the bugle bearer in the back row. I’d love to know if anyone has a duplicate of this image with perhaps with some information written on the back, or anyone who may recognise one of their ancestors.”

Phil has been researching the work of Edward Bragg for years and you can find his website dedicated to Edward’s work at www.eabragg.co.uk

He would really appreciate any help with this from locals so don’t hesitate to contact him via email: info@philnicholls.co.uk if you think you can help. If you want a closer look at the image, you can download it by clicking on the image above. All thoughts are very welcome, he says!

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