This magazine article must be (or related to) the lad bottom right
Capt. REYNELL OWEN CROMWELL BUSH, R. Dublin Fus. and R.A.F., eldest surviving son of the Rev. H. Cromwell Bush, Vicar of Seend, Wilts, was married on November 27th 1918 at St. Barnabas', Pimlico, to MARY ELEANOR, only daughter of Mr. H. J. MARSTON, of Rock Ferry, Cheshire.
found in 'Flight magazine archive' 12/12/1918
The Old Bird,
Hilda Beatrice Hewlett, AKA Billy AKA Grace Bird. Wife of Maurice Hewlett has had lots of articles written by people who know much more than I do, so here are a few links and a photo of the type of plane she started with in 1910.
Gail Hewlett has written a biography of her.
HBH also wrote a book of her own 'Our flying men' by Mrs Maurice Hewlett which you can download free from Gutenburg. com and others.
I was surprised, and pleased to find that the pilot of the Farman III aircraft below was the Mr Louis Paulhan that HBH saw taking off near Blackpool. The experience seems to have been something of an epiphany.
Works by Maurice Hewlett from the Wikki page
Earthwork Out of Tuscany (1895) travel
The Masque of Dead Florentines (1895) verse
Songs and Meditations (1897)
Forest Lovers (1898) historical novel
Pan and the Young Shepherd (1898) play
Youngest of the Angels (1898) play
Little Novels of Italy (1899) short stories
Little Novels of English History
The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay (1900) historical novel
The New Canterbury Tales (1901)
The Queen's Quair or The Six Years' Tragedy (1904) historical novel
The Road in Tuscany (1904)
Fond Adventures: Tales of the Youth of the World (1905) short stories
The Fool Errant (1905) historical novel
The Stooping Lady (1907) novel
The Spanish Jade (1908) travel
Artemision (1909) poems
Halfway House (1908) novel
Open Country (1909) novel
Rest Harrow (1910) novel
Letters to Sanchia (1910)
The Song of Renny (1911)
Brazenhead the Great (1911)
Mrs. Lancelot: A Comedy of Assumptions (1912) historical novel
Bendish (1913) novel
For Two Voices (1914) Poem
The Little Iliad (1915)
The Song of the Plow (1916)
The Village Wife’s Lament (1918) poems
Thorgils of Treadholt (1917)
In Green Shade (1920)
The Light Heart (1920)
Wiltshire Essays (1921)
Extemporary Essays (1922) .
The Last Essays of Maurice Hewlett (1924)
The Letters of Maurice Hewlett (1926) edited by Laurence Binyon
Too big a story for my wee site, unless I pass off the wikki page as my own. So here's a link to that
Reading his story I'm not sure I feel better or worse about our current bunch of rather insipid politicians, but I think he would have had something to say about not lying quite so much.
The wikki page, and the picture will take you to a series of interesting images.
This may be the picture in the House of Commons that family tradition tells of. The story goes that it was loaned to an MP who then willed it to the state. I haven't gone to see for myself, but I'll ask for it back if i happen by.
Either way it's not the prettiest, I'll leave the matter 'till we are in power again.
Some photos of Fiona's family. Below, probably on the Clyde,
Her maternal Grand parents, ie Lillias' parents, William and Lillias Steel.
Lillias Slack. Her mother Lillias Steel. John Slack. John's mother Marie Slack and William Steel.
The children are Diana and Andrew (being held by Marie) Some of the photos were taken at the Steel's family home in Felbridge Ave, Belmont (nr Stanmore) in North London.
The three Musketeers, George (dad), Michael and John with their mother Ella Hewlett (nee Ward)
Below is Lillias with her parents in 1935
Lillias, holding Diana.
Lillias Miller Slack 1921 - 2013
There are many pages and photos of Hilda, and the attributions don't always match. So my general thanks to the other researchers and you'll find their attributions on their pages...I hope.
It is a useful lesson in humility to see how a very successful and famous author can fade from the public eye. Maurice was encouraged in his writing by Hilda and his success raised their standard of living considerably. Although he comes across as somewhat stuffy he was I think normal for his time. Hilda was somewhat 'wild' by comparison, and went flying when it was extremely dangerous.
At the time, if a husband forbade certain activities it was quite possible for him to enforce his opinion, and of course the money that allowed flying was his, so perhaps he wasn't entirely unsympathetic.
Risk doesn't seem to have been as important at the time, and there were more dangers in life than we are used to now. The speed of development in that era was, I think, greater than it is now, when computers can seem to advance in leaps and bounds, but motor-cars, aircraft and the domestic telephone were as dramatic as space rockets were later.
Maurice was my paternal grandfather (Ted)'s brother, my great uncle. I quite unfairly attribute my writing to his side of the family and my tinkering to my maternal grandfather Crom, who apparently always had a 'hammer thumb' (black and bruised nail) JH
The Hewlett clan with George (dad), Michael and John with their mother Ella Hewlett (nee Ward). Ted is at the back. Maurice his brother and Hilda Beatrice are conspicuously absent, but I think there were quite a lot of siblings, and Maurice spent some time abroad.
The Bush clan. My Grandfather Crom (Oliver Herbert Cromwell Bush) and his brother Bill were at school at the time. Families were bigger then if infant mortality and wars didn't trim them.