After their marriage at St
Andrews Church, Rowbarton, Taunton, Somerset, in 1902, Alfred James
and Mary Elizabeth Haynes (nee Easton) Parkhouse moved to Aberkenfig near
Bridgend, Glamorgan. When Alfred James died, tragically young at the
age of 39, in 1914, he left his wife to care for their six children, all
under 11 years old, in conditions of extreme poverty. However, Mary
Elizabeth (Polly) although worn out, judging from her later photos, did
raise them all before she died at the early age of 56 in 1933.
A posed, studio, photograph of
Alfred James Parkhouse. Was the bike his, or was it a studio prop?
Mary Elizabeth Haynes Easton as a young woman (pre 1900?)
and towards the end of her life (ca 1933 aged 57)::
Alfred James and Mary Elizabeth Parkhouse with Alfred Charles Easton, and Edward Stanley
George (on lap) c 1906
Mary Elizabeth Haynes Easton as a widow c1914
There is a possibility that sons of Alfred James
Parkhouse are included in this photograph of a shift at Coytrahen
Colliery in the 1920s.
The grave of Alfred James and Mary Elizabeth Parkhouse in
Llansantffraid (Aberkenfig) churchyard
(paid-for many years later by the widow of their eldest son, Alfred
Charles Easton Parkhouse).
Alfred Charles Easton Parkhouse circa 1930, the first to get a job in
Cowley, Oxford and lodge, at first, with Mrs Shirley in Littleworth.
Edward Stanley George was to follow him. The youngest son, Alfred James
Frank was the last to get a job in Cowley. (pre 1939)
Doris Barnett, nee Blodwyn Doris Mary Parkhouse, with Roy Parkhouse
in the grounds of Porthkerry House, where the family camped pre-1939.
Cold Knap Point is in the distance.