The writing on the edge of this photograph says “Matron, Mrs Raffin, standing outside the Maternity Home, built by her husband and his partner Bonser.”
The writing on the bottom identifies this as being taken in 1912 and says “The ‘labour’ room was top front left.”
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Editors Note: Reader Diane Harris left a comment on this article in 2021 (see below). She has now kindly donated this lovely photo of herself and Mrs Raffin making the following comment –
“I have a photo where I was presenting a bouquet of flowers to Mrs Raffin in the mid 50s. She was attending a function at the British legion hall which I think was at the bottom of vicarage lane?”