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ADX/1579: The Hallworth Album


Acc. 3607



Ref: ADX/1579
 
Reference: [GB 0212] ADX/1579
Title: Photograph album of the Hallworh family
Date(s): Early 20th c.
Level: Fonds
Extent: 1 vol and seven loose items.
Scope and Content: Photograph album of the Hallworth family. 

Thomas Hallworth was born c. 1878 in Hyde, Cheshire. In the 1901 census he was a coachman (domestic), whilst his 64 year old father, William (m. Catherine, 61) was an agent for a life insurance company and his younger brother John worked in an iron foundry. On 3 February 1903 Thomas married Edith Clarkson, who had been a seamstress in lodgings, also in Hyde. Their daughter Annie was born c. 1905.
By 1911 the family were living in Cardiganshire at Gwynfryn Cottages, New Cross, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, near Penywern mansion, and Thomas was now a chauffeur (domestic), his employer in 1915 being Dr Roberts of Penywern. 
Thomas was conscripted in August 1915 and was assigned to the Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport. By June 9 the following year, when his portrait appeared in the Cambrian News, he was serving in the East.
The Hallworths had a draper's shop at 22 Bridge Street, Aberystwyth (now the Wash'n Spin'n Dry launderette), and the Eagle Garage at the top end of nearby Gray's Inn Road, the doors of which still remain. The drapery business is listed in Kelly's Directory of 1922.
The Hallworths eventually moved to a house in upper Buarth Road which they named Antomede, this being a combination of their first names. This charming name has by now been replaced with Seren y Wawr.


Album cover


The album

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P.1. Hallworth's shop at No. 22 Bridge Street, Edith Hallworth in doorway and sign for the Eagle Garage; the Hallworths promenade in an unidentified location. c. 1920-1930

 Hallworth's drapery shop



Thomas and Edith Hallworth



P.2. The Hallworth family at Gwynfryn and the garden there, pre-war; Thomas at the Eagle Garage; Edith at the draper's shop. c. 1910-1915

At Gwynfryn



Eagle Garage



The draper's



P.3. 'Best Wishes "Dad", Thomas Hallworth posed informally in a roadway; a charabanc party outside the Devil's Bridge hotel; Edith on a pebble beach; Edith and Annie promenading down an unidentified shopping street. c. 1920-1930

Thomas Hallworth



Charabanc party, Devil's Bridge



Edith Hallworth



 Edith and Annie



 Edith and Annie



P.4. The Hallworths in the back garden of the Buarth Road house, University Chemical Laboratory in background; the Buarth road house, first with Annie in the doorway, then with the Hallworths. c. 1939

At Buarth Road



 At Buarth Road



 At Buarth Road



P.5. Mrs Hallworth seated in deckchair in front of tin building (holiday cottage?) with collie-type dog; Mr and Mrs Hallworth and friend on girder bridge; Mrs Hallworth and Annie, daring in trousers, promenading in an unknown seaside town; Mr (and Mrs?) Hallworth and car, possibly the Morris Saloon purchased in 1937 (below); the Hallworths, with setter type dog, in the Buarth Road garden. c. 1920-1940

Edith and dog



The Hallworths on a bridge



Edith and Annie



Thomas Hallworth and car



Buarth Road, in the garden



P.6. Three further photographs of the Hallworths and dog in their garden, one including Annie who presumably took the remaining pictures. c. 1930-1940

 Buarth Road, in the garden



 Buarth Road, in the garden



 Buarth Road, in the garden



P.7. Photographs from Egypt, WWI period: Thomas dressed for bathing, seated on rock beside the sea, 'Rasel tin Camp, Egypt'; Thomas in uniform with his motor ambulance; three servicemen posed beside ambulance in front of neoclassical, Egyptian-style building: most ambulances in these photographs appear to be based on the Model T Ford chassis; Thomas and his ambulance in front of ornate building, nurse with suitcase approaching. 1916-1918

Thomas Hallworth in Egypt



In Egypt



In Egypt



In Egypt



P.8. Egypt continued: Thomas and comrade, both with pith helmets, with ambulance on sea front; Thomas and comrade seated in back of ambulance at entrance to neoclassical building; Thomas with ambulance, ornate building behind; four servicemen, all smoking, seated on ambulance; Thomas in garden, standing next to large exotic plant. 1916-1918

 In Egypt



 In Egypt



 In Egypt



 In Egypt



 In Egypt



P.9. Photographs of EJ 3051, a 15hp blue Morris Oxford saloon registered in 1931 for private use to Thomas Hallworth of 22 Bridge Street (Thomas purchased another Morris saloon, EJ 5558, in 1937). The pictures were all taken in a rural location, one features Thomas Hallworth, another a younger woman, who might also be recognised in photographs of the 1925 Singer and the 1939 Standard (below). c. 1931

 EJ 3051



 EJ 3051



 EJ 3051



 EJ 3051



P.10. Photographs of EJ 1384, a 10hp grey Singer registered in 1925 to Janie Marjorie Fossett Roberts of Tynlone, Rhydfelin. Taken in variety of locations, the pictures show both Hallworths behind the wheel, passengers including Annie and another young woman, (also seen in photographs of the 1931 Morris Oxford and the 1939 Standard). 1925-1931

 EJ 1384



 EJ 1384



 EJ 1384



 EJ 1384



P.11. Photographs of EJ 6375, an 8hp grey Standard tourer registered to Selwyn John Walton of Buarth Road in 1939. Selwyn married an Anne Morgan in 1938 and given that Annie Hallworth had married a Henry Morgan in 1928, he may have been her second husband.
In three of of the four pictures Annie is behind the wheel, once with her mother as passenger, once with the  young woman who can also be recognised from photographs of the 1925 Singer and the 1931 Morris Oxford. The absence of Selwyn John is somewhat puzzling, although he could have been the photographer. 1939 or later

 EJ 6375



 EJ 6375



 EJ 6375



 EJ 6375



Loose prints, c. 1925-1940

1. Tennis club group photograph, including a youthful Annie Hallworth, taken at the North Road pavilion, College Hall, destroyed by fire in August 1933, in background.

Tennis Club group photo



2-3. Two photographs of a group of four, including a rather older Annie Hallworth and another woman (also appearing on [1]), taken at the North Road courts.

Annie and friend at the Tennis Club



 Annie and friend at the Tennis Club



4-5. Two snapshots of trios: Annie, another woman from [1] and two men, one also seen in [1], all seated on deck chairs at what appears to be a rural tennis ground.

Annie and friends en plein air



Annie and friends en plein air



6-8. Three snapshots, groups of four, six and eleven women tennis players (incl. Annie), at least two taken at the North Road courts.

Four women tennis players



Six women tennis players



Eleven women tennis players


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