Happy New Year and where is May and Lionel?

Thank you to all my readers, this is my 52rd post,  I find it hard to believe that my first post was a year ago.  Through this blog I have 'met', family members I didn't know existed, descendants of Grandad Beck's colleagues and friends that have enjoyed my scribbles.  I can't thank you enough for all your kind comments. I hope you will all keep reading as I write the last few posts of Grandad Beck's life as a policeman.

To celebrate the New Year I thought I would give you a challenge. Can you help me identify May and Lionel in these school photographs.  The first two are taken at Broadwey School.  From 1904-1908 the family lived at  6 Prospect Place, Upwey. At first I wondered why the children went to Broadwey school when there was a school in Upwey. Then I found that the police house was in a lane just off the main Dorchester to Weymouth road and between the two schools. Lionel was born in March 1899 and May is two years younger born in 1901.

I have included some photographs of the family to help identify the Children.

Broadwey school 1900's

Broadway School photographs 1904-1908
Broadway School photographs 1904-1908

Girl, boy and lady on rocks
May and Lionel with their Mum, Rebecca on the rocks at Bowleaze, Weymouth

In this photograph the children are older so I am wondering if is after the family moved to Dorchester in 1908.

Group of School children
Unknown school photograph either Broadwey or Dorchester c1905-12

Family group
Grandad Beck, his father Eli Beck
Lionel and May
Their Grandmother Frances Beck and Mother Rebecca


Happy New Year to all my readers

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