House Mystery Solved

A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo of a glass plate negative of a family outside a house, never thinking they could ever be identified.
Glass Plate Negatives
Now thanks to the efforts of Norman Dunn the picture made it into the Shields Gazette and has been identified by their readers as the rear of Cardrona House in Cleadon Village.

The people in the photo have been identified as David Rioch and his family, they built the house in 1901. He died in 1911 and his wife Agnes Rioch continued to live there until 1919

1 thought on “House Mystery Solved

  1. Can you please tell me the address of the house. I think a relative of ours lived there in later years. Appears to be the same house from a picture we have. Thanks

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