Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Mason family photo album

On Christmas Day John Mason (Ian's grandad) showed us one of the old family photo albums. All the photographs had long since lost whatever was sticking them to the pages so we offered to bring the album back to Exeter and stick them all back in again. Before sticking them in I scanned them. 99% of them are not dated and most will be impossible to date, but at least John was able to identify most of the people. Here are some of the more interesting ones:

Seaton Hall, where John and his siblings grew up:

Five of the Mason siblings at Richard's wedding. From left to right: Tom Tyson (the bride's brother), Mary Mason, William Mason, Annie Mason, Richard Mason, Dorothy Mason (nee Tyson), unknown Tyson, John Mason:

Wrestling was a big thing in the Mason family and recently the family were asked if the local Wrestling club could present a Mason cup to the winner of an annual event (I'm not sure of the details). Another of John's brothers - Thomas (Tucker) Mason holding the cups he won:

John Mason, aged about 18 "tossing the sheaf". The ladder (used to tell how high the sheaf had gone in the air) was 30 foot long. The sheaf was dropped in the river before each toss to make it heavier:

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe the feat portrayed in the last photo. Wow.