Rosina Elizabeth Walker 1930 - 2014
But I had often wondered who was the bridesmaid on the far left?
Only after I had retired recently and began researching my family tree did her name come to light.
Frides was that girl's mother i.e. she was the daughter of Harry's sister.
The girl is Rosina and she was a bridesmaid at this wedding. She is age twelve in this photo, on the far left. So Rosina is Harry's cousin once-removed.
I think the other little girl may be Yvonne Ann Peterson who was killed in an air-raid about a year later. She was the daughter of Kitty's brother Archibald.
Amazingly, one of the people who recently contacted me to help me in my ancestry researches was a nice chap named John Hood and it turns out that Rosina is his mother!
In the summer of 2014 my wife and I visited Rosina in Essex. She was a bright cheerful lady, by then, in her eighties. We had a lovely time talking about the family Higgs and her memories...
It was an enormous shock to hear a month or so later that she had passed away suddenly. It was a privilege to have met her.
Archive: 567 [Courtesy of John Hood]
Archive:355 - Rosina and I in 2014