We have many photographs of people dating back to the 1890’s. Generally we know that the photo is from Lawshall as the building or scene in the background can be identified. Sometimes the names of the people have been handed down with the photo and of course, many of the people are not named.
All photos have been given or loaned to the Local History Recorder and the Archive Group and as far as possible we check that family members are happy about us publishing these photographs. As a courtesy we would ask that the photos are not copied without contacting us first.
The photo shows the Rayson family at the Coldham Hall Gate House. Coldham Hall is now the home of Claudia Schiffer, but at the time of this photo was owned by Col. Hambro. Mr. Arthur Rayson worked at Coldham Hall; here he is taking a break from work and is shown with his wife Florence and children Ronald, Annie, Stanley and Charlie in the 1930's.