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Trev Valler knows his grand­fa­ther Wil­liam Alexan­der Crossan em­i­grated to New Zealand where he mar­ried in 1898.

Now he is hop­ing some­one might recog­nise ei­ther the peo­ple or the lo­ca­tion in these pho­to­graphs in his bid to track down his English rel­a­tives. He said: “Us­ing all sorts of re­sources, not one record has been found in the UK re­lat­ing to him or his fam­ily.

“There­fore, I am en­tirely de­pen­dent on iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and lo­ca­tion of his sis­ter and fam­ily in front of their house, said to be on the banks of the River Thames. Pre­cisely where on the River Thames is not known.”

The pho­tos came from an aunt, long de­ceased, and were taken in the 1930s. His grand­fa­ther’s sis­ter is in the front seat of the car, with his niece in the back seat in front of their house. The driver is the hus­band of the niece or the sis­ter.

On the left hand gate post just above the man’s shoul­der are some barely vis­i­ble let­ters that read: TWN, R or WN and an 8 or a B.

The other photo shows his niece at the same house with her two sons.

The names of the peo­ple in the pho­tos are un­known.

Mr Valler said: “Any in­for­ma­tion what­so­ever, that may help in iden­ti­fy­ing the peo­ple or house lo­ca­tion would be hugely ap­pre­ci­ated. This would be the key to find­ing my grand­fa­ther’s fam­ily.”

Mr Valler can be con­tacted via email trevaller@xtra.co.nz.

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