|Alice Ada Higgs|
|Harry Robert Chitty|
Her younger sister Alice married Harry Chitty, a whitesmith from Richmond. In 1901, her brother Richard married Katherine Bravery, a commercial clerk from Richmond.
|all portraits courtesy of Peter Furze|
In 1903, David and Lydia must have been very proud of their growing family, as demonstrated by the photo below.
three National schools in Hounslow in 1903, Hounslow Heath, Heston and Spring Grove and at least some of the children would have attended the same one.
In 1903 Bert also won his first cycling medal, in a competition organised by the Heston and Isleworth United District.
It was an optimistic, relatively secure and predictable world for Albert Ray, surrounded by capable, enterprising adults in an extended family.