He had turned to drink and his marriage to wife Sara, 47, broke down.In 2010 Sara was left fighting for her life after a sudden stroke that left her in a coma and partly paralysed.In one letter he revealed he has toyed with the idea of calling himself Gary Newman, in a sick homage to 1980s singer Gary Numan. When I am released and start again I will be a new man. He fumed: “I am p****d off with what has happened but my day will come!He wrote: “I will be changing my name when I am released but I have not decided what to yet. And people will pay for it.” The revelations come only days after Sarah’s brothers Luke and Lee Payne told of their guilt at being unable to stop her being abducted.See below for a list of the directories used and links to other indexes or websites.There are separate surname indexes to each of the old counties of Wales including Monmouthshire.The books by Avril Lansdell and Robert Pols are useful for this.
Comparing the addresses of photographers printed on cartes-de-visite or cabinet prints with the dates they appear in directories should give an approximate date of the photograph.
I have used directories held at the Guildhall Library, London, the Society of Genealogists and the British Library.
There are obviously directories elsewhere which could be consulted, so it pays to consult all available published lists of photographers, as other researchers will have had access to a different selection.
In such cases, if you have several cartes from the same photographer, a comparison of styles of mount could help.
If the backs are numbered this would be done in sequence.