I don't have a jailbird in the family, as far as I know. So I decided to focus on the little boy- standing up straight, looking smart in his jacket and knee breeches.
It is the females of the family who usually get featured for their costume, but here from my family collection are four boys in their Sunday best.
|Frederick Henry Weston (my Uncle Fred), born 1905.|
|Harry Rawcliffe Danson, (my Uncle Harry), born 1912 |
This is a section of a larger photograph (below) showing Harry with his mother Alice, sisters Edith and Kathleen (my mother) and baby brother Billy, taken in 1916 - the year when his father William Danson went off to war in Flanders.
24 years later Harry survived the Battle of Dunkirk. He retained his good dark looks all his life.
Below are two photographs from the large collection left by my Great Aunt Jennie (Danson), who grew up in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. She had written names on the back, but otherwise little is known about them. I suspect they are the children of friends, but I was unable to make any headway in further identification through a search of the 1911 census.
|Jesse and Bernard Pennington|
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