Mum thinks this photo was taken after Ethel’s sister died and the baby is Ethel’s niece, Joan. It would be around 1920.
Ethel is definitely in mourning in this one but not sure for whom. She looks younger and the clothes more Edwardian.
This photo is of poor quality but of sentimental value. It is me as a baby with Tom and Ethel on the beach at Brighton. Must be 1951. We had plenty of outings. Tom was very much a live-for-the-day person. Any money he earned seemed to burn a whole in his pocket. Very gregarious and generous. At the time the photo was taken, he was younger than I am now. Incredible!