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36 Barwell Drive
Strelley
Nottingham
NG8 6LU
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Telephone: 0115 929 1041
Mobile No: 07730 583003
Email: djmiris@icloud.com

Areas of Coverage: UK, Eire, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and any of the current or former Commonwealth Countries

News & Updates

01/03/17
Well, I regret to say that the New Years sale is now discontinued. But, you can still get your old black and white photographs identified for just £25 per day, per image. Given the amount of work it takes to identify these images, that is a genuine bargain! And it is the same price for military service documents, and will include a £30 fee for obtaining the appropriate documents from the Ministry of Defence for service personnel after 1920. And for corporate clients, special yearly rates for research and identification of images, can be arranged. Just contact me using the form on the main page, and I will be happy to come and meet you to discuss your needs. Thousands of unidentified images that are just sitting in your collections could be earning revenue. So message me, or call me direct on 07730 583003, to arrange a meeting.
20/02/17
I had another successful search in February, this time of a picture of a young RAF cadet or trainee. This is the image, sent to me by a friend as part of a collection of fascinating WWII documents for a young woman who was a civilian employee of the Royal Navy. Amongst her travel and security passes and ration cards was this singular photograph, much looked at, dog-eared from being put into a purse many times.


At first I thought it might be a brother or relative, but no other photos of the individual were with the documents. And I could find no records of an air cadet with the surname of the unmarried woman. It was a long and involved search, but it finally bore fruit when I was looking at a website of RAF pilots for WWII, and saw a tiny photo of a named pilot. The rest of the story was dramatic and tragic, and did not end in the War. If you would like to know more then go to the website Dunkirk1940.org, and they will be revealing some documents, some photos and the story.
20/02/17
You have just eight days left to take advantage of the sale offer of just £25 per image researched, which will finish on 28th February, 2017.
After that date the fee for each image researched will be just £25 per day, per image researched, which still represents fantastic value!
If you have ever wondered what those old photographs or postcards of soldiers, sailors, airmen or marines might mean to your family, then please get in touch with me at either djmiris@icloud.com or through my website at www.photoresearcher.co.uk/
If you want to know more about the vehicles, trains, planes or ships in your collection of old black & white photos or postcards, then send me an email to djmiris@icloud.com or use the contact form at www.photoresearcher.co.uk.
If you think you may have a major work of art, but need clarification as to who painted it, then IRIS can help you find out that information.
Image Research & Identification Services can help you find the answers!
07/02/17
Good Morning all!
Don't forget that you have until the end of February to take advantage of my New Years Sale; just £25, per picture researched. After the end of February, I will be going back to £25 per day, per image researched.
So why not take advantage now. If you have family pictures of relatives/ancestors who saw military service, from the 1850's to the 1950's, and you would like to know more about that image like what unit they served in, did they win any medals, or where they served, then contact www.photoresearcher.co.uk today and I can undertake that research for you. I can also undertake military records searches, which are just £25 per day, plus any costs relating to copies of official MOD documents (normally £30).
I also undertake picture identification for transport, sport, crime, social unrest and architecture.
If you have black and white photos or post cards you want identified, contact me now at www.photoresearcher.co.uk, and let me bring your history home to you.Start typing your update here...
01/02/17
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11/01/17
I have just been asked by a prospective client if I would undertake a search regarding a Naval Captain from World War One. The client (yes, she signed on!) was puzzled as she thought military means just the Army. For those of you who read this and who are not sure, I undertake photograph/postcard identification and service history searches for any of the following: Army, Navy Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard, Merchant Navy, from the earliest records to The Korean War. I can do these searches for those who served from the UK, the Commonwealth and the United States. All you have to do is send me a message and give me the details, and I will let you know how much it will cost. My prices are very reasonable, and there is a photo identification sale on right now; Just £25 per picture researched!
11/01/17
I have had five commissions in one day! And I am hungry for more... There are hundreds of thousands of families whose ancestors and relatives saw service with the militaries of either the UK or the Commonwealth counties or the United States of America. Millions of photographs were taken, and most of those would have been censored; no place, no regiment/unit number, no date. Letters with photos and postcards were sent to relatives across the globe, and these images are snapshots of time in history. If you have images like these, but you have not been able to find out much more than just a few, very basic facts, then please, get in touch and let me help you find your family's history! I really do look forward to hearing from you.
05/01/17


Another postcard image, and as usual, difficult to pick out details. I had a hunch that this one was either German or possibly Austrian due to the number of white scarves being worn by the congregation. The former hunch proved to be correct!

This is the Petrikirche (St. Peter’s church) in Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany....the organ was designed by Gottfried Silbermann. It was restored, along with the fabric of the church, in the 1960's. The image was probably taken during WWI, as the cherubim seen adorning the bottom of the organ settlement, were removed just after 1918.
05/01/17


This black and white postcard proved to be a bit of a tease. I started work on identifying this in early December for a client. It took a few days longer than I had anticipated as I was somewhat unwell.

The painting on the left is very Italian, and the marble tomb would not be out of keeping with an Italian mausoleum. However, it was eventually the identity of the sculptor that helped me to find this image.

It is the memorial to the Chandos Family, specifically to James Bridges, the First Duke of Chandos and his two wives Mary Lake and Cassandra Willoughby. The statuary was designed and executed on the order of Grinling Gibbons by his workshop. Architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner was doubtful that Gibbons had a personal hand in sculpting it. It is in The Chandos Mausoleum which is on the southeast corner of Canons Park Estate in Harrow, north London. For the longest time I thought it WAS in Italy, and that assumption was partially true as the paintings on the walls of the Mausoleum were by the Italian artist Gaetano Brunetti. The Sarcophagus on the left of the postcard is for Margaret, wife of the 2nd Duke of Chandos, who died in 1760.

05/01/17
It is 2017, at last! I am open and ready to help clients find their past in their black and white photographs or postcards that have little or no information. If you have wanted to find out about those who have served in ANY armed forces, and have photos or postcards commemorating that service, then I can find that information for you. If you have any black and white images, going all the way back to the Crimean War, and can include the ships they served in, or the squadrons they flew in and the vehicles they used, then please get in touch.

I have a special first-time users fee of just £25 per image searched. I will undertake all the research and present you with as much information that I can find, all for just £25 per image searched.

And if you have images of any of the following, the same low, first time users fee of just £25 per image searched will apply: riots, social unrest, crime, motoring, trains, aircraft, ships, popular entertainment (music, radio, theatre, cinema, television), celebrities, politics, royalty and sport from the 19th century to 1979.

Remember, just £25 per image searched.

This deal will last until the last day of February, so get in touch now!

Areas of Expertise

  • Live Historic Event Management
  • Live Historical Event Commentating/Narration
  • Historical Advice and Props Assistance to Film, TV and Multi-Media Platforms
  • Image Identification
  • Image Researcher
  • Image Consultancy
  • Image Research Advice

Registered Office

36 Barwell Drive
Strelley
Nottingham
NG8 6LU
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Telephone: 0115 929 1041
Mobile No: 07730 583003
Email: djmiris@icloud.com




Areas of Coverage: UK, Eire, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and any of the current or former Commonwealth Countries