Mansfield Photos donated by Jean Bryson

Jean Bryson brought this amazing collection of photos to Past Lives Project memory sharing event in Mansfield Woodhouse. We worked with Reminiscence Vintage cafe to run a swap memories for cake event (read more about it here) and we met Jean Bryson who brought in the photos below.

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These photos were given to Jean by her by her neighbour, the photos feature Arthur Wilson who used to live in Jean’s house.

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Jean found this card in her house with wirelesses, and books about radios , Arthur (the previous owner) also ran a horse and cart business for funerals and weddings

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This photo above belonged to Arthur Wilson, little is known about the image, the sign reads ‘Railway Convalescent Home Dawlish

This group photo also included an embossed logo of the photographers who took the image, which reads Sherwood Photos Mansfield

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Arthur Wilson is stood 2nd left top row. This may have been a work photograph or society or club, little is known about the photograph

If you know anything about Arthur Wilson or these photos please get in touch with us, we’d love to know more about his story.

Jean also shared this fantastic photo of her uncle Mark Jones who worked with Billy Butlin on the Tumbling Tanks arcade on the seafront at Skegness, before Billy went on to found Butlins in the 1930s.

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L – R: Mark Jones, Billy Butlin, and Mark’s brother Mark Jones who worked with Billy Butlin on the Tumbling Tanks arcade on the seafront at Skegness, before Billy started up Butlins.

One thought on “Mansfield Photos donated by Jean Bryson

  1. I think i might know your arthur wilson,my grandmas brother was arthur wilson from mansfield,my grandma his sister lois wilson married robert wilfred barratt,arthur never had any children he did marry but no children the info matches what ive heard about arthur very much a business entrepreneur,ran transport facilities,what we’d now call taxi, will ask my 83yr old dad for more info

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