A US resident wonders whether a photograph on an East End blog might be of someone to whom she is related. The subject of the photograph, a Mr Ralph Burns, bears a striking resemblance to the writer’s grandfather, who went to the US as a child. She thinks they might be relatives. Can you help her contact Mr Burns?
This plea has been forwarded to us by The Gentle Author, that indefatigable writer about East End life past and present. The blog posting referred to is at http://spitalfieldslife.com/
I'm writing from Washington, DC to ask if you could help put me in touch with Mr Ralph Burns of Bow or a member of his family. Mr Burns' photo appeared in your blog posting of March 18, 2013 when you visited with congregants of the Settlement Synagogue in Stepney. I wonder if we are possibly related and would like to share some family details with him.
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The photograph that has intrigued the writer