I was delighted to find a location reference, on page 26, for the cover photo of August 2015’s issue of WDYTYA? Magazine. Over the years I have regularly searched in vain for an explanation of the event or people used on your front cover.
In July 2015, for example, I would have loved to have known the name of the bride with a knowing look and her rather reluctant groom. I wonder if their marriage survived?
I appreciate that many tantalisingly interesting photos have survived without any clues but hopefully some images that are chosen for your front covers can be identified.
In these cases, I suggest that any known facts could be included on your Contents page. This might even encourage myself and others to find out more or even discover a family connection! Hazel Harland, by email
Editor replies: Many of the pictures that we use in the magazine come from picture libraries, which don’t often provide much caption information. However, this one is listed as ‘A portrait of a newly-married couple, photographed by Henry Mayson at his Keswick, Lake District, studio in the late 19th century’.
If anyone has a query about a picture in the magazine, please contact us – we’re only too happy to try to help!
The front cover of our July issue