Broadhurst family vacations on Isle Of Man circa 1905

Once upon a time, at least once, our Richard and Sarah Ann Broadhurst family went on vacation to the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. Tourism boomed here in the late 1870’s and 1880’s as it became a favorite vacation spot for the mill workers of England; like our family.

The photo above–click photo for larger image–was provided by Bill Hoke at our recent Broadhurst Families reunion, it’s of our family taken on the Isle of Man. The photographer was Hugh H. McKay of Viking Studio on Douglas Head Road and based on the fake car it may have been taken around 1905.

By this time all eleven of Richard and Sarah’s children had been born: 1) Fannie, 1877 ; 2) Annie, 1879; 3) Sarah, 1882; 4) Jack, 1884; 5) Gertrude, 1887; 6) May, 1888; 7) Peter, 1889; 8) Nellie, 1891; 9) Violet, 1894; 10) Percy, 1896; and 11) Willie, 1898. In the 1901 England census two of their children were not in the household; Fannie and Sarah.

So who’s who? Does any one out there know for sure?

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