Mary Cooper my Grandmother
Hi Ian, the photos are William Baillie with daughter Sheila Baillie who married Harry West. The coloured photo is Tony West's Wedding. Sheila and Harry are on the left and William and Nell Baillie (nee Finch, Sheila's Mum) on the left too.
Love Ann xxxxx
Lived at 13 Stanley Road London.
Near Crouch End!
Mary Baillie (nee Cooper) / Ian Charles Baillie
Mary Baillie / John Charles Baillie
John C Baillie / eldest brother William Baillie
My Dad John Charles Baillie (1911-1976) A Motorcycle Policeman (Palestine Police 1938 - 45)
Death of my Grandfather
My Dad was orphaned in 1915 when he was 4. Arthur Baillie died of consumption TB aged only 35. My Grandmother had 5 children, William, Grace, John and another two. William stay with his mother, Grace was sent to Bradford to live with her Grandmother (Cooper), my father John was looked after by his Uncle Harry before being to the National Childrens Home Farnborough.
National Children's Home Farnborough Approved School
To be sent to an NCH Junior Approved School, you did not have to have done anything wrong, you were sent there for your own good.
My father described it as Hell on Earth
The other two babies were sent to a Dr Barnardo home.
Thomas John Barnardo
Thomas John Barnardo (4 July 1845 – 19 September 1905) was an Irish-born philanthropist and founder and director of homes for poor and deprived children. From the foundation of the first Barnardo's home in 1867 to the date of Barnardo's death, nearly 60,000 children had been taken inhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_John_Barnardo
William Baillie with daughter Sheila Baillie who married Harry West
The coloured photo is Tony West's Wedding. Sheila and Harry are on the left and William and Nell Baillie (nee Finch, Sheila's Mum) on the left too.
Final photo is Grandmother (Harriet's Great Grandmother, Mary Enwright (Baillie, nee Cooper) with son Peter Enwright.
13 Stanley Road London.