FAMILY history probes often throw up a number of intriguing puzzles, and we have a bad habit of asking readers to solve them.
For this page’s pictorial conundrums we are calling on the memories of Marsden folk, with particular reference to the Woodhead family.
The call comes originally from Ian Mitchell, whose great-aunt was Eleanor Cotton.
Eleanor married into the Woodhead family and Kathleen Woodhead was Ian’s aunt. All these pictures are from a collection made by Eleanor.
Eleanor was brought up at the house called Fern Leigh, in Brougham Road, from 1881 to 1921, when she married.
Eleanor and her brother George were born in an area called Planks or Plonks, now demolished, but roughly coinciding with the location of Wessen Court old folks’ bungalows.
These slim threads of evidence may help readers to identify some of the people and places in the pictures.