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Ryan Puzzle

Paul Smith sent a newspaper cutting showing his great grandfather Cornelius Ryan (more details of the Ryan family). At the time this was taken, he lived in Challis road or still in Baileys Row, Brentford. (Cornelius died in 1942)

On the back is something about Queen Mary visiting the British Industry Show which was probably White city or Alexandra Palace. Looks like the man with a ship in a bottle (Mr F A Saunders age 73) is dressed up in Nelson/Napoleon era costume. Old pathe news reels suggest that the Queen went often to these shows, but there is one comment about "the 1815 furniture room" from a visit in 1932 I think. Big question is therefore could this newspaper be found and if so where might it be?

Paul added in 2017: have just found a page from the Illustrated London News, which has the same ship builder, F A Saunders. The paper's report is from the British Industries Fair dated 4/Mar/1933. Some measure of success as I now know almost to the week when the photos were published.

Please get in touch if you can help identify the newspaper (or magazine?), possible date and where to find a copy.

Cornelius Ryan

Page published August 2012; updated July 2017