Elizabeth Wild (née Elizabeth Flowers) and Florence Ashforth (née Florence Flowers)

Published: February 11, 2007    Last modified: November 6, 2016

Front row 4th from right Elizabeth Wild (née Flowers) 1867-Deceased
Front row 5th from right Florence Ashforth (née Flowers) 1876-1973
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Front row 4th from right Elizabeth Wild (née Flowers) 1867-Deceased
Front row 5th from right Florence Ashforth (née Flowers) 1876-1973

I'm not sure what the occasion is, but this photograph of Elizabeth WILD (née Elizabeth FLOWERS 1867-Deceased) (front row, 4th from the right) and Florence ASHFORTH (née Florence FLOWERS 1876-1973) (front row, 5th from the right) depicts everyone wearing their 'Sunday best'.

Judging by the number of babies, perhaps it was a mass christening? or maybe a 'Whit Walk', since the babies are well wrapped up and the adults are wearing their heavy coats. Whatever the occasion their adult men folk are nowhere to be seen, though more likely, they are all still in the pub, celebrating.

One cannot but admire such a fine collection of hats! One of my main recollections regarding my great grandmother Florence ASHFORTH (née Florence FLOWERS 1876-1973) is that of her hats. Usually large, black, cylindrical and appeared to be made of straw. The hat she is wearing on this occasion is typical of her style.

Notes:
Studying the background of this photograph, in particular the stone wall, I can't help but feel this is on a banking surrounding the perimeter wall of Hillsborough Barracks, possibly at the top end of Capel Street or Swamp Walk.

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