Saturday, May 30

A mystery picture

In the process of searching through old cupboards for pictures and interesting historical items, from time to time things turn up which have survived the years but lost their meaning. This is one such image; it clearly had been kept because it had some sentimental value; on the back of the original is written "To Fr Blundell, from Fred. May 1919". It is clear that the picture was taken in Rome but the exact location is unknown. We know not who Fred was, but it seems likely that he is among those pictured. Fr Blundell is, of course, known to us: he was in charge here 1922-1935. He had clearly kept the image and it must have found its way from his personal belongings into the Cathedral's archives. As always, we'd be interested in your thoughts! Contact us using the details given here.