Seven ladies from Tilery celebrating the end of the Great War, 1918

t15262A 1918 image showing seven ladies from Tilery celebrating the end of the Great War by dressing up in uniforms or national dress of the Allied countries which won the war.

The lady sitting down wearing a kimono in honour of Japan (an ally in the First World War) is my great grandmother Catherine Connor. She always sat for pictures side on because during her life she had lost an eye following an accident.

Image and details courtesy of Martin Birtle.

4 thoughts on “Seven ladies from Tilery celebrating the end of the Great War, 1918

  1. I wonder if anyone can identify any of the other ladies here? I see from the 1911 census that Catherine Connor lived on Haswell Street. I have a hunch that the shorter lady immediately behind her (on the right) could be my great grandmother Annie Pinkney nee Lilley, who lived on Compton Street. Its probably a complete red herring but if anyone can add any info on any of the ladies it might be helpful.

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    • The tall lady in army uniform at the centre back of the picture is my late aunty Lucy. In this picture she was Lucy Galloway of Compton Street, Tilery she married Joe Duffy a year or two later. My grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Storr (nee Galloway) and Lucy was her sister. Beryl Clare

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