Does anyone recognise this family photo


Carol Ann Boyce sent us this photograph showing a family in front of 6 Old Knarr Fen Drove (which was part of the row of cottages that were rebuilt a few years ago).

She thinks the photo would be early 1900s and is trying to find out if the family are related to her.

Does anybody recognise the photo? It’s possible the family is called Popely or Popeley and that was possibly the woman’s maiden name).

Any information, feel free to post or contact Thorney Post on


  • Elaine Scott

    My great grandmother was Harriet Popely born in Thorney, Cambridgeshire. Her parents were William Popely and Charlotte Southwell, both of Thorney. My great grandmother was born 1867 and was one of 13 children. She married John/Jared Cox in Leicester. And my grandmother Dorothy was born 1909. Would be interested in more info on the Popely family of Thorney.

    • David Popely

      Hi Elaine. I am descended from the Popelys of Thorney via my late Father, Sydney James Popely of Peterborough, and I have a deal of info regarding the family lines. Email me if yiu would like to

      Best wishes

      David Popely
      Crewkerne, Somerset

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