This album contains pictures mainly from the first half of the 20th century. Most have been passed down from my father,
Philip William Pearce, died Jan. 1993. The original photos are in the possession of my brother, Michael Philip Pearce, including
the Gudmundur photos. He has brought these photos to me so that I could scan them and place them in this album.
By request, Uncle Derek (sadly missed) is not included in this album.
Some pictures on this site will be of interest to others beyond family. There are WW2 snaps of Reykjavik, Iceland and
Egypt. There is an assortment of WW2 aircraft and the Gudmundur Palmason family portrait hints at eskimo, or even American indian blood in the clan. There is the period
clothing that stretches from Edwardian to post WW2, plus whatever YOU may find of interest.
Don't forget that clicking onto a picture will enlarge it.
The sister of William Philip Pearce married James Thornton (from Sheffield, serving with the Australian Navy) and
moved to Australia during (or after) WW1. What happened to her then? I have no idea. Do you?
Meanwhile, Gudmundur Palmason posed with his family in Rekavik Bak Latur. One of his future daughters would take the paths that would lead from Hornstrandir to England.
THE MARRIAGE OF THORNTON/PEARCE
THE PEARCE FAMILY PICTURE ARCHIVE
GUDMUNDUR PALMASON - my grandad
My mother's father - lighthousekeeper, Stromness,Hornstrandir (Iceland)
Philip and Asa on their wedding day in reykjavik
Philip William Pearce and Asa Byron Gudmundsdottir were married in june, 1946.
Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at my photos. Please get in touch with any comments or reactions!