This was Kate sister of Frank Denton DIPNALL, with a small classified listing in the Portsmouth Evening News dated Monday 3rd June 1895.
It just says quite simply:
“Miss Kate Dipnall receives pupils for Singing and Pianoforte Lessons 57 Bailey’s Rd Southsea” our grandmother had told us of both her aunt and her father’s musical abilities and certainly the various newspaper archives are revealing snippets that support these verbal recollections.
It is a real shame we could not have found these when my Mum and Gran would have still been alive, but I suppose that is progress, In just 10-20 years so much more has become possible.
I am certainly intrigued by the wealth of data that the small ads, social announcements and local papers are revealing. Lucky i guess that there are not that many Dipnalls, so tracing and verifying who is who is relatively simple but given these hold information not available in offical records what a great find they are.
Southsea is a part of Portsmouth so now to find and map if we can the address and will the building sitll be there in Streetview…