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Is this the Bretnall family?

About six weeks ago I was given an old photograph album containing about 40 family snapshots dating around 1916-1940. Although no names were supplied some dates and locations had been added and two of the photographs (shown below) were labelled Shortstown 1922.

However three of the images shown on different pages in the book feature a shopfront named Brentnall & Cleland.

Although the spelling is slightly different a Mr Bretnall is mentioned in a RAW staff report back in 1921 (see below) - he is named as an Engineer in the Gas Plant and was one of the original Shorts workers from Rochester who moved to Shortstown. He appears to have been highly regarded. Perhaps this is the man who was connected to the shop and the photos? Can anyone help with this at all? Apart from helping with my research it would be good to be able to reunite the photo album with the family. And if there are any Cleland family members out there please get in touch as the album may belong to you. Please take a look at the photos as you may recognise someone.

Shortstown 1922 2
Shortstown 1922 group photo  1

Can anyone identify these ladies? They all seem very happy!

Shop window Brentnall and Cleland

Above is a picture of the Brentnall and Cleland coal merchant shop. Three different photographs of this shop appear in the photo album - does anyone know anything about this shop or the people who worked there? The shop was part of a larger chain with branches elsewhere.

Shown left is a Royal Airship Works report outlining proposals in regard to staff back in 1921. At that time the government was in the process of taking over the airdrome from the Short brothers. As can be seen a Mr Bretnall is highly regarded and has earned himself a considerable pay rise.

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