esley Conway has sent me two lovely photos, both of which depict her mother on her honeymoon, apparently here in Coventry in 1949. Lesley's mum, Lena Conway, is the dark haired lady in each photo.
Lesley takes up the story....
Lesley, who was born in Melbourne, Australia after her parents moved there in 1960, would dearly love to get in contact with the Sheffield family or relatives, and also find out if indeed these photos were taken in Coventry.
We finally have an answer for this mystery. We are able to solve the venue and supply another photograph with help from friends Anne-Marie Bradshaw and Lisa Miller.
Anne-Marie has provided me with this lovely photo showing a brother and sister, John and Mary, in front of the pool. A quick look at the fountain arrangement in both pictures provides a convincing match. Lisa, meanwhile, informs us that the location is Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa, and that the little boy is her dad - the girl, of course, now being her aunty Mary.
Frank (Francis) McKenna would like to confirm the location of the photo in Jephson Gardens, Leamington by adding: "On the right as you go in the main gate is a pond. It had two 'crown' shaped fountains. I think they are still there."