Thank you to Marilyn Evan,
great niece of Alexander Roberts, for providing this photograph of Alex
with his brothers and sisters, probably taken in the 1920s.
Marilyn's Aunt Rose, a niece of
Alex Roberts wrote:
"The family photograph was taken in the
gardens of our grandparents' house, Abercorn. It was a lovely
Georgian house and had vast basement rooms which were ideal for Uncle's
It housed the hundreds of negatives in one
room, a dark room and a developing room. Sheila (my mother)
and I used to play at developing with packs of playing cards.
On the ground floor of the house, one room was
allocated to the business and my father was in charge of a group of girls
employed in the business."