When our eldest daughter went to uni we said she was the first in the family to get there but only in our small bit of the family, because this was another photo I came across while looking through the shoe box of photos.
On the back it says "Uncle Victor at Oxford". I'm guessing taken in the
early 1920s. Thanks to the arrows by his feet I know Uncle Victor is
the one sitting far left. I have no idea which college he was at or what
he studied . If I'm right Victor Cone was the brother of my grandmother
on my Dad's side of the family. From the spidery writing in our old
Family Bible I know he married in 1925 and died in Bromley in Kent. I
vaguely remember some of my Dad's Aunts and Uncles but not Victor so
maybe he didn't live in Suffolk.
What struck me most was the difference in neck-ware, some have the
modern turned down collar and tie, some like Victor have a jaunty
bow-tie and some still have the upright collar that seems to hark back
to Victorian times. I wonder what became of these Bright Young Men.Were
they too young for the Great War? Did they survive WWII? Perhaps
somewhere there are other families with this same photograph among there
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