Violet Dowling 1903 -

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Violet Dowling in a deckchair
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Violet was the second wife of Big Harry, my Grandfather Willie's second son

In the 1939 Register we see Violet living without Harry at 30 Orde Hall St. She would have been 38. This is just around the corner from Dombey St where Big harry lived. [901], text version [902] I think it shows her working as a "Wine Merchants Labeller"

They married in 1943.  Five years after the marriage they are in Frederick Street. They later lived in Ampton Place from 1952 thru 1961

They eventually moved to Wickford, to a place called Crays Hill.

See John Hood’s text under Higgs, Frides

See Violet's family tree (the Dowlings).


David at Wickford with bandaged knee
Kit in deckchair at Wickford big harrys place
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Two Harry's at Wickford

Seems like all these photos (except the colour one below) were taken at the bungalow in Wickford, Essex. Looking at the photo of me with the bandaged knee I guess I would be about four years old, so this would be about 1952 and Big Harry was then 56, Harry was 37.

Big Harry and relatives
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Left to right: Dorothy Cook (née Walker); Big Harry Higgs; Rosina Hood (née Walker);

Violet Higgs (née Dowling), always known as Lil and Harry's second wife; Frides Adelaide Walker (née Higgs)

Lil is holding baby Ruth Hood

Archive: Electoral Roll entries at Frederick Street [605, 604,439], Dowling killed in the war [477, 478], James Dowling at wedding [543], Electoral Roll entries for 5 Ampton Place [1952 603, 1956 656, 1961 315],

Birth Marriage Death
Jul-Aug-Sep 1903 035 2nd October 1943 109 Death? 591