Several bloggers that I follow have recently posted historical family photos - blasts from the past - and this inspired me to dig out some photos of my family.
I don't have many as my mother took most of them with her when she walked out on us back in the 1970s, however, this one is of my great grand mother and some of her children.
She had a pretty tough time of it back then, living in London's East End and losing her first husband early in life. I admire her strength of character and I seem to remember her as a fierce person, although this may not have been the case as I was very young when she died.
I think my grandmother may be the girl at the far right.