Thomas, Arthur Froude. Album 1

Title

Thomas, Arthur Froude. Album 1

Description

An album containing 50 pages of photographs of Arthur Froude's family and his pre war career and service as a flight engineer with 90 Squadron. The album also contains family photographs dating from 1900.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

Thomas, AF

Collection Items

Flying Officer Arthur Thomas DFM
Head and shoulders image of Arthur Thomas in uniform. Captioned 'Flying Officer Arthur Froude Thomas DFM. 149 Squadron RAF Methwold 1947.

Caroline Holt
Photo 1 and 2 are the same. Caroline is sitting on the grass.
Photo 3 and 4 are the same. Caroline is sitting on the grass in a garden.
Photo 5 is Caroline in WAAF uniform stranding in a garden.
Captioned 'Caroline Wrangham Holt. Daughter of…

Arthur Thomas' Family
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders image of Arthur's brother, Charles Thomas. He is in army uniform. Captioned 'Charles Edward Thomas Sergeany [sic] Instructor Royal army Education Corps. 1947 Nat. Service.
Photo 2 is a dog identified as Paddy,…

Arthur Thomas and his parents
Photo 1 and 3 are the same. Arthur's mother and Ted are standing in the snow, captioned Christmas dinner 1946, in the garden.
Photo 2 is Arthur in uniform sitting on a wall, captioned 'Flying Officer AF Thomas DFM 149 Squadron RAF Methwold'.
Photo…

Alison Mary Thomas and her wedding
Photo 1 is a head and shoulders colourised image of Alison Thomas.
Photo 2 is Alison and her groom on their wedding day, outside the church.
Alison, her groom, bridesmaid and parents standing outside the church on their wedding day.

Reg Poynton and crew
Photo 1 is eleven airmen sitting and standing on a row of bombs. They are identified as crew and ground crew. Captioned '1943/44 XV Squadron Tuddenham. Reg Poynton's crew and groundcrew. Standing L. to R. Jimmy Kereven, Wilf, Tommy, Tich & Jock.…

Flight Sergeant CR Poynton, Pilot Officer J N Smith and crew
Photo 1 is a half length portrait of CR Poynton, signed 'Sincerely yours Tommy From Reg 29/2/44 90 Sqdn'.
Photo 2 is a half length portrait of J N Smith signed '[undecipherable] J N Smith'.
Photo 3 is seven airmen at the rear of a Stirling, code…

Sergeant Arthur Thomas
Photo 1 is a half length portrait of Arthur.
Photo 2, 3 and 4 are head and shoulders of Arthur to be used as escape photos on identity cards.
Photo 5 is a head and shoulders escape photo of Flight Sergeant Poynton, skipper of the crew.

Stirlings on dispersal
The two images are the same except photo 1 is in b/w and photo 2 is colourised. The view is of starboard side and from the rear. The closest aircraft is WP-V.
The colourised image is captioned '90 Sqdn Stirlings Tuddenham 1944'.

Stirlings
Photo 1 is an air-to-air view of two Stirlings flying in formation.
Photo 2 is a Stirling on the ground with two aircraft flying overhead.

The Marriage of Uncle Froude to Mary Forbes
Photo 1 is the bride and groom standing outside.
Photo 2 is the bride, groom and bridesmaid.
Photo 3 is the bride, groom and two men standing outside the church.

Uncle Froude Thomas
Half-length side portrait of Arthur Thomas' uncle.

Graf Spee
Photos 1 and 2 are the same, they depict the wreck of the Graf Spee in Montevideo harbour.

HMS Newcastle
A Royal Navy cruiser identified as HMS Newcastle. Arthur Thomas' friend Cecil Reid was serving on her when she steamed to the South Atlantic to tackle the Graf Spee.

Len Jones and an Atlantic convoy
Photo 1 is Sergeant Len Jones, Home Guard at Banwell in 1943.
Photos 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are ships forming up for a 1941 convoy from Boston. The photographer is Arthur's friend Cecil Reid.

The Wedding of Evelyn and Len Jones
Photo 1 is the wedding party standing outside the church. Arthur Thomas is the best man.
Photo 2 is a small group including choir boys outside the church.
Photo 3 is the bride, groom and a bridesmaid.
Photo 4 is a man and woman standing on the…

Cutty Sark, HMS Victory and bomb damage at John Lewis
Photos 1, 2, 3 and 4 are of the Cutty Sark and HMS Victory at Greenwich in 1940.
Photos 5, 6, 7 and 8 are bomb damage to John Lewis store in Oxford Street, London.

Arthur Thomas and Friends
Photo 1 is a man with a dog.
Photo 2 is man sitting on a fence.
Photo 3 is a man sitting on a tractor.
Photo 4 is a man sitting on a fence.
Photo 5 is a man standing on a brick wall.
These five images are captioned '1938 Cecil William Reid &…

Arthur Thomas at work and play
Photo 1, 2 and 4 are Lance and Lance's store where Arthur first worked.
Photo 3 is Arthur in the store.
Photo 5 is Arthur with Ray Lukins, dressed for cricket.
Photo 6 is Arthur in cricket whites and blazer.

Arthur Thomas and friends
Photo 1 is a man identified as Mike Osmond, standing in a garden.
Photo 2 is a group of four, identified as Dick Osmond, Mollie, Arthur and Margaret, sitting on the grass.
Photo 3 is two men and two women identified as Margaret, Percy Thomas,…

Lance & Lance Annual Cricket Match
Photo 1 is a man in a suit rowing a boat, identified as Dick Osmond.
Photo 2 is a woman leaning on a boat, identified as Lena Hodge.
Photo 3 is a couple including Arthur Thomas.
Photo 4 and 5 are two different couples in two boats.
Photo 6 is a…

Arthur Thomas' Family
Photo 1 and 2 are a woman standing in a garden, identified as Aunt Laura.
Photo 3 is Arthur's mother, standing in a garden.
Photo 4 is Arthur standing in a garden.
Photo 5 and 6 are of a man standing beside a field gun, identified as Uncle Adrian…

Charabanc outing and the Otter Hound pack
Photo 1 is a charabanc outing. It is an open top bus with a group of unknown people.
Photo 2 is a group of people outside the Ship Hotel, Banwell. There are hounds and hunters identified as the Otter Hound pack.

Group of women including Arthur Thomas' Mother
The two photographs are the same. They are of a group of women and two men, identified as possibly a Harvest Festival in the 1930s. The group includes Arthur's mother, front row, first on left.

Alison Thomas and Uncle Froude
Photo 1 is Alison, two friends and a woman on swings.
Photo 2 is Alison in a yard at West St, Banwell.
Photo 3 is Uncle Froude and a friend.
Photo 4 is Uncle Froude, two children and a friend at Harrow.
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