Photo Corner: Ilford Amateur Operatic Society


 I received this interesting photograph from Lesley Hayward in Herefordshire, England. Thanks for sharing Lesley! Click on the image to enlarge it.

This is a photo of Nellie Hilda Self [far left] and next to her Joseph William Yates Fish in a show together before their wedding in 1903.  They were members of the Ilford [UK] Amateur Operatic Society and performed many times together in Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta’s.  It is where they met. 

Nellie was the grand-daughter of James Meadows Sr., the artist. Several of her uncles also became well-known artists–James Edward M., Edwin Louis M., and Arthur Joseph M.  She is the daughter of their sister Frances Ameleia Self [née Meadows].
I hope you will include this interesting photo in the Journal.
Lesley Hayward
Herefordshire, England

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