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Will it snow this winter?

During the year I have received several messages through this blog, all have been interesting. Thank you. Several messages were interested in Dorset Police and these contacts I have passed on to Ian who hopes to be bringing you a history of the Dorset Police force and the Policemen who walked our streets, in 2018. Other messages were members of the Beck or House family, I have loved meeting you on line and hopefully in person in 2018. Wishing all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Sylvia Photo of May taken at Blandford Police Station most likely during WW1

The Becks Enjoying Tennis with a Mystery couple

As it is too hot for me to garden and Wimbledon is on, so I thought I would show you some photographs, with a tennis theme.  I do not take after my Grandmother (May Beck), I can’t hit a ball and I dislike tennis!  By looking at the photographs both May and Grandad Beck played tennis and it has been difficult to choose which photographs to show you.  These are all showing a mystery couple, well at least to me.

The first photograph must be special as it was in a frame, it shows Rebecca and Grandad Beck on the left and May Beck on the right, but who are the other two?  I am hoping someone in the family will recognise them.  As this was framed we can assume they were close to the Becks. Most likely one of them is a member of Rebecca or Grandad Beck’s family. It is likely these were taken between the end of WW1 and May’s marriage in 1925.

Group of people seated with tennis rackets

Another photograph, taken of them on the same day, this was also in a cardboard frame. I have no idea of the location. Weymouth is one thought or the Beck’s could be on holiday somewhere else.

Group of people seated with tennis rackets

This photograph shows another young man, probably the photographer of the above photographs, with Grandad Beck taking this one.

Group of people seated with tennis rackets


This is the same 4 young people most likely on a different day - well different clothes. I think they are on holiday.

Mized doubles at tennis net


This image shows my mystery couple with May and Rebecca Beck in winter clothes, suggesting they met more than once. As Grandad Beck isn't in the photograph I assume he took it.

Group of 4 in coats and hats


Can you help identify the mystery couple or the gentleman in the third and fourth photographs? I have more tennis related photographs, let me know if you would like to see them.


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