Rollins & Melling family4 Comments
Photo: Dave Allen
Item #: 16623
Tom Melling, Lillian Melling, Nellie Rollins, Bill Melling.
Front Row. L-R
Olive Melling, Harry Melling, Alice Rollins.
Taken rear of 335 Gathurst Rd Orrell Circa 1926.
Nellie & Alice Rollins in Highfield Girl Guide uniform.
Good Lordy, so nice to see and put faces to names to twiglets off a branch, leading back to one owd lad (Benjamin) and owd lass (Ann) who really are responsible for establishing so many families, through their girls and boys. Am off the owd Benjamin myself - and how nice see others from another branch, those names I have had on record
for years. Thank you very much whoever you are Dave Allen.
During the war, Billy Melling had photos of all his sons in uniform posted in the shoe shop, he also had some of the relations in australia(or New Zealand) in their ANZAC uniforms. Billy's mother Margaret built the shop and houses at 94, 96, 98 and 100. Ben Rollins also kept the shop at one time. We took over the shop in 1946 after the war.
How wonderful what a photo!, Olive Melling was my Mum. Tom, Bill, Lilian and Harry my uncles and Aunt. I have never seen this photo before . The Rollins my cousins. fantastic. thank you for giving me the chance to see these. Sue
Thanks for the wonderful photo. Tom Melling was my father and I was named Olive after aunty Olive Melling. Uncle Harry Melling is 91 in April 2011 and aunty Lilian is a couple of years older.