This Gallery covers the period from 1878 to 1936, starting with Keziah Holliday, who was the:

  • Mother of Lydia
  • Grandmother of Pearl
  • Great-grandmother of Ivor, Michael, Jill, and Ray
  • Great-great-grandmother of Lynne, Diane, Carol, Susan, Andrew, Christopher, Lesley, and Marcus

Kezia Holliday c1878

 


Lydia and William Holliday c1882

 

Lydia Holliday c1884

 

 

 Lydia (centre) and friends c1895

 

 

Lydia Holliday c1896

 

 

Holliday family c1898: William, Lydia, Kezia, Wlliam, Charles, Emily


 

Pearl at six months, in 1903


 

Lydia (centre) with her sisters, Alice (left) and Emily - and her children, Pearl, Cyril, and Roy, in September, 1907. And no, I have no idea what that is on Alice's head.

 

Pearl in 1908


 

Pearl (back row with ribbons in hair) with schoolmates in 1914


 

Pearl c1922


 

Tom Foster in 1908 - aged 17


 

Tom and Pearl in 1927, with Pearl's sister Cherry, and mother Lydia


 

Tom and Pearl at Southsea in May, 1936. As they walk along, they are watching the Queen Mary - then the world's largest and most advanced liner - making her way out to sea from Southampton on her maiden voyage