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The Great Aunt I Never Knew [Feb. 7th, 2017|10:27 am]
Tony Grist
I mentioned the Bridges family's taste for amateur theatricals- and how I suspect this was the context in which my grandfather met my grandmother. Well, here's some tangential evidence.

These glamorous youngsters are my grandfather Cyril and his sister Ethel all togged up for a production of Iolanthe in 1916.

(Don't they know there's a war on?) 

Hang on a minute, his sister?

It was only after his death that I found out that he'd even had a sister. He may have kept in touch with her- I really don't know. If he did it was when we weren't looking. He may even have had other siblings.

From the photographic evidence I know that Ethel married a man called Harry Huggins and had at least one child.


[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2017-02-07 10:49 am (UTC)
That's a bit mysterious.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-02-07 12:06 pm (UTC)
And that's how it'll stay, I suppose. There's no-one left alive who knows exactly what was going on in that family.
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