Mystery portrait does not fit into Brenda’s family tree

Charles, Georgina and their three children at the turn of the last century. But who were they?

Charles, Georgina and their three children at the turn of the last century. But who were they?

A picture believed to show the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Denis Daly, visiting Marchants Hill, 1940

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This couple were called Charles and Georgina and the photograph of them and their three children dates from the turn of the last century.

Now Brenda Sharp is wondering if they have any links to the Portsmouth or Havant areas.

Royal photographers A&G Taylor

Royal photographers A&G Taylor

She discovered the picture in her grandparents’ collection of Victorian and Edwardian family pictures, which she inherited about five years ago from her father.

Brenda says: ‘I have researched the family tree and nowhere do they fit into any records. Maybe they were friends.

‘Perhaps there is someone in the area who has the same photograph and can put a surname to this family group?’

As you can see from the back of the photo, the picture was taken by A&G Taylor from London, a firm which had a royal warrant from Queen Victoria and the then Prince and Princess of Wales, later Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

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