This photograph shows the staff of Bottesford Post Office taken in 1912.
The reverse of the photograph identfies those pictured as:
C. Calcraft (far left); Mrs. Skillington; J. Parnham; Mr. White (Postmaster); Miss Dent or Miss Normand; and J. Rawdin (far right)
In the 1901 Census the following are listed:
Charles W. Calcraft (b.1888), 1 The Nook
Joseph M. Parnham (b. 1851), 5 Spalton Row
Lancelot H. White (b. 1880), The Post Office, 26 High Street
Ellen Dent (b. 1886) or Sarah F Dent (b.1884), 13 Muston Road
James S. Rawdin (b. 1887), 11 Queen Street
It is from Bill and Barbara Sutton’s collection of family photographs and is embossed ‘F.Taylor’.
Frederic Taylor is listed in Kelly’s Directory of 1916 as a “shoe maker and cycle dealer.
A number of photographs of that period are similarly embossed. We do not currently have any further information as to whether Frederic Taylor had commercial interests in photography or whether it was a hobby.