inscription on the photo reads: From left - Lucy Parker (Lowish),
Eliza Jane Hopper (Plaxton), with Mary Barker on her knee,
Charles Herbert (Chas) Barker (standing), George Herbert (Bert)
and Mary Agnes (Pollie) Hopper (Hannan) with Robert Hannan Hopper
standing near her and Mildred Hopper on her knee, and the children
seated are (possibly) Lowish Parker and (possibly) Ethel Parker.
The problem with the seated children is that in 1913 Lowish would have
been 13 and Ethel 17. The nearest guess from Lucy Parker's children is
that the boy might have been Clifford Parker, he would have been 6, and
the girl Jessie, who would have been 14.
photo is interesting, not only for the beach wear, but because at the
time of writing we are not sure of the connection between the families
who lived almost 15 miles apart. After the funeral of Lucy
Parker's husband, F.W., a newspaper report stateed that amongst the
mourners was a Mrs Barker, from Hutton Buscel, niece of FW. However we
have so far been unable to discover how this Mrs Barker was a niece of
Lucy Parker, nor which Barker she was married to!
There was a later connection when my Dad
(standing, centre) married into the Simpson family who were later connected with the Parkers.
But, rather obviously, at the time of the photo, my Dad has not yet married my Mum.