British West Africa

Old Apr 29th 2007, 9:49 am
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-Gnasher
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An elderly relative has loaned me a number of photographs of my late
uncle's time in the forces in British West Africa (believed to be
present day Nigeria) in the years immediately after the second world
war. I have recently scanned these into an online album in the hope of
finding out a bit more about them. I would be interested if anyone
could usefully comment on the pictures as they do not mean much more to
me than the labels I have added.

The photo album is at: http://www.johnyeadon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bwa/

Please reply through this newsgroup rather than the invalid email
address provided.

John / UK
 
Old Apr 29th 2007, 7:05 pm
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]> , Gnasher
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>An elderly relative has loaned me a number of photographs of my late
>uncle's time in the forces in British West Africa (believed to be
>present day Nigeria) in the years immediately after the second world
>war. I have recently scanned these into an online album in the hope of
>finding out a bit more about them. I would be interested if anyone
>could usefully comment on the pictures as they do not mean much more to
>me than the labels I have added.
>
>The photo album is at: http://www.johnyeadon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bwa/
>
>Please reply through this newsgroup rather than the invalid email
>address provided.
>
>John / UK
Interesting photos John, I`d say it was Nigeria but we need somebody
who was there at the time to help. I was in Nigeria for five years
during the seventies, with my husband, who was working both in the Niger
Delta and in the North, I`d guess that the horse racing may be in
Kaduna (north) I have been on a bridge over the Niger, this was at
Owerri I think, which is in eastern Nigeria. I can`t give you much more
help, there will be ways of finding out more, if I think of anything I
will let you know.
Pat.
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Old Apr 30th 2007, 6:45 am
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Very nice pictures. Especially when you realize, this kind of pictures are
not common.
I am married to a Nigerian. Of his childhood he is having 1 picture.
You have any idea where in Nigeria this pictures are made?
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> An elderly relative has loaned me a number of photographs of my late
> uncle's time in the forces in British West Africa (believed to be
> present day Nigeria) in the years immediately after the second world
> war. I have recently scanned these into an online album in the hope of
> finding out a bit more about them. I would be interested if anyone
> could usefully comment on the pictures as they do not mean much more to
> me than the labels I have added.
>
> The photo album is at: http://www.johnyeadon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bwa/
>
> Please reply through this newsgroup rather than the invalid email
> address provided.
>
> John / UK
 
Old Apr 30th 2007, 9:14 am
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In message <[email protected]> , Gnasher
<[email protected]> writes
>An elderly relative has loaned me a number of photographs of my late
>uncle's time in the forces in British West Africa (believed to be
>present day Nigeria) in the years immediately after the second world
>war. I have recently scanned these into an online album in the hope of
>finding out a bit more about them. I would be interested if anyone
>could usefully comment on the pictures as they do not mean much more to
>me than the labels I have added.
>
>The photo album is at: http://www.johnyeadon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bwa/
>
>Please reply through this newsgroup rather than the invalid email
>address provided.
>
>John / UK
John,
My husband reminded me the bridge we visited over the Niger was not at
Owerri but Onitsha, we had been to both towns that day.
I`ve had a look in one of my books, "Tales of the Dark Continent" by
Charles Allen and horse racing was done at Kaduna, Zaria and Kano
apparently. I imagine you wish your uncle had done more labelling of
his photos! You may find out more about British West Africa on
google.com
Pat.
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Old May 1st 2007, 10:35 pm
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Sandy58
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On Apr 29, 10:49 pm, Gnasher <[email protected]> wrote:
> An elderly relative has loaned me a number of photographs of my late
> uncle's time in the forces in British West Africa (believed to be
> present day Nigeria) in the years immediately after the second world
> war. I have recently scanned these into an online album in the hope of
> finding out a bit more about them. I would be interested if anyone
> could usefully comment on the pictures as they do not mean much more to
> me than the labels I have added.
>
> The photo album is at:http://www.johnyeadon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bwa/
>
> Please reply through this newsgroup rather than the invalid email
> address provided.
>
> John / UK

Interesting pictures, Gnasher. Very clear still. I had a look in my
search engine & (apart from your own post) came up with these two
sites. Thanks for allowing the pics to be seen. I hope you find out
more about the area etc.
Sandy in Scotland
British West Africa:
Cameroons, Gambia, Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togoland.
http://emeagwali.com/photos/memories...st-africa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...rica)_Division
 
Old May 2nd 2007, 2:01 am
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]> , Gnasher
<[email protected]> writes
>An elderly relative has loaned me a number of photographs of my late
>uncle's time in the forces in British West Africa (believed to be
>present day Nigeria) in the years immediately after the second world
>war. I have recently scanned these into an online album in the hope of
>finding out a bit more about them. I would be interested if anyone
>could usefully comment on the pictures as they do not mean much more to
>me than the labels I have added.
>
>The photo album is at: http://www.johnyeadon.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bwa/
>
>Please reply through this newsgroup rather than the invalid email
>address provided.
>
>John / UK
John,
just had a thought, try the British Empire Museum site, there may be
some help or information there.
http://www.empiremuseum.co.uk
Pat.
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Old May 14th 2007, 11:13 am
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-Gnasher
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Cheers. I've established contact with them and I'm sure we can arrange
something.

ta!

> just had a thought, try the British Empire Museum site, there may be
> some help or information there.
> http://www.empiremuseum.co.uk
> Pat.
>
 
Old May 14th 2007, 6:56 pm
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]> , Gnasher
<[email protected]> writes
>
>Cheers. I've established contact with them and I'm sure we can arrange
>something.
>
>ta!
>
>> just had a thought, try the British Empire Museum site, there may be
>> some help or information there.
>> http://www.empiremuseum.co.uk
>> Pat.
>>
I`m glad you got back to me, I did try to find out what I could and had
wondered if you had got anywhere with the photos! Come back if you
get any results.
Pat.
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