Ethel Bilsland appears with her family in 1898 and 1901, as the youngest child. Several of her sisters could all play well - violin, cello and piano and together formed a small ensemble. There is a photo of her elder sister, "singer" Mabel, her mother Marianne and Margaret (Ethel's co-pianist and daughter) as a bridesmaid at her cousin Mary and Donald May's wedding during the Second World War. These individual pictures can be found in greater detail (click "Original Size") here.

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Ethel Bilsland in 1912 from a signed photo
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Ethel in 1900, the smiling 8-year old bridesmaid, at her piano teacher (sister) Margaret's wedding.
Ethel's mother is second from the left, seated and her father, James Bilsland, is second from the right, seated.
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Ethel in 1898 - the youngest, in front, with her brother and sisters
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Ethel Bilsland in about 1918
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Ethel Bilslands's mother, Mary-Ann (nee Moore) aged about 62 (1912)
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Ethel in 1928 with first husband, Walter, a businessman, daughter Margaret and uniformed nanny

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Ethel's children - daughter Margaret in the 1930s
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Ethel's children before Ethel was widowed in 1933
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Ethel's son, John, in academic robes in the 1950s
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Ethel in 1952 aged 60, (far right), at her son's wedding with her nephew, Dr Kenneth Jeyes ( see "Sleepy Song"). Ethel's daughter Margaret is on the groom's right, as one looks at the photo.
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Her first grandchildren (her son's children Christopher and Alison) 1958