This photo I think would have been taken in London in about 1909. It is my paternal grandparents with their two little daughters Lilian and Winifred. (They are the parents of my birth father). Don't you just love those hats?
I have told you how grandma 'dumped' her children 'cos she said she could no longer care for them and then went on to marry another chap a few years later. The amazing thing to me is the fact that I could never find a record of grandfather's death, at least not until 1919, at which time grandma had married her second husband and had three children by him, one before they married. Perhaps in those days they didn't ask many details when a person married. Grandma's second marriage was in a Registry Office in 1916 and not a church. Don't you just really enjoy these family mysteries. Apart from Lilian (the older child here who ended up in a home and was sent to Canada where she did very well) they all (except poor old grandpa) emigrated to Australia.