Contributions from: Peter Sanktjohanser

(Archibald Fail of Newcastle Upon Tyne - born 1811)


Here in the gallery are illustrations, photographs and document scans of the Fail family (subject to copyright).

The images are of low resolution, (specifically for the web page) and of no use to anyone who wants a full-size, high quality print-out. To find out if copies of originals are available please e-mail


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Back Row, Left to Right: Alec Watson, Sally Watson (Alec's daughter), best man (not named), Mary Watson, Jim Robinson, bridesmaid Jane Fail, Bill Latimer (later to marry Sally Watson), usher (not named). Front Row, Seated: Mary Stoker (Alec's wife, known as Polly) and Jim's mother.