Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Think Jacksons, Think Osmonds, Think Parsons!


Madame Parsons was Eleanor Parsons from Burnley and her "seven lucky Lancashire lasses" were, in fact, her real daughters - Marguerite, Georgina, Mary, Louisa, Alice and Wilhelmina. There were a couple of sons as well (George and Charles) and a husband and at times they would tour as "the Parsons Family" (think Jacksons, think Osmonds, think Parsons!) I suspect this photograph - which sat in the "cheap stack" at a second-hand shop - dates from the First World War when the father was styled as "Sgt Parsons of the Army Ordinance Corps" was not part of the troupe.

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