John's family. Reunion at Mendips a few years ago.
From left to right : Cousin Stan Parkes, Sister Julia, Sister Jackie, Cousin Liela, Cousin David Birch, Cousin Michael Cadwallader.
Just for clarification, Stan (full name Charles Stanley Parkes) born in 1933, is son of Elizabeth (Mater) Stanley and Charles Parkes.
Julia, born in 1947 and Jackie, born in 1949, are daughters of Julia Stanley and John Dykins. (half-sisters to John)
Liela, born in 1937, is daughter of Harriet (Harrie) Stanley and Ali Hafez. David, born in 1948, is her half-bother, the son of Harriet and Norman Birch.
Michael is son of Anne Georgina (Nanny) Stanley and _____ Cadwallader.
Mary Elizabeth (Mimi) Stanley who married George Smith was the only one to not have children.
John (furthest right) with his cousins, Michael Cadwallader and David Birch, Liela Birch (behind - she is the daughter of John’s aunt Harriet, from her first marriage and David is her half brother from Harrie’s second marriage to Norman Birch. Her name is Liela, but John always spelled it Leila), and his sister, Julia Dykins (now Julia Baird), next to John.
The photo was taken at ‘Ardmore’, the home of his Aunt Anne Cadwallader (known as ‘Nanny’ and the middle daughter of the Stanley sisters) at Old Chester Road, Rockferry, Birkenhead, c. July in 1949. John is 8.
Ali Hafez died, so Liela must have taken her step-father’s last name, Birch.
David Lennon, son of Alf Lennon and Pauline Jones. Bottom left I think he looks a lot like John, especially around the eyes.