Capt. REYNELL OWEN CROMWELL BUSH, R. Dublin Fus. and R.A.F., eldest surviving son of the Rev. H. Cromwell Bush, Vicar of Seend, Wilts, was married on November 27th 1918 at St. Barnabas', Pimlico, to MARY ELEANOR, only daughter of Mr. H. J. MARSTON, of Rock Ferry, Cheshire.
found in 'Flight magazine archive' 12/12/1918
The Old Bird,
Hilda Beatrice Hewlett, AKA Billy AKA Grace Bird. Wife of Maurice Hewlett has had lots of articles written by people who know much more than I do, so here are a few links and a photo of the type of plane she started with in 1910.
Gail Hewlett has written a biography of her, now available on Amazon and others.
HBH also wrote a book of her own 'Our flying men' by Mrs Maurice Hewlett which you can download free from Gutenburg. com and others.
I was surprised, and pleased to find that the pilot of the Farman III aircraft below was the Mr Louis Paulhan that HBH saw taking off near Blackpool. The experience seems to have been something of an epiphany.
Works by Maurice Hewlett from the Wikki page
Earthwork Out of Tuscany (1895) travel
The Masque of Dead Florentines (1895) verse
Songs and Meditations (1897)
Forest Lovers (1898) historical novel
Pan and the Young Shepherd (1898) play
Youngest of the Angels (1898) play
Little Novels of Italy (1899) short stories
Little Novels of English History
The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay (1900) historical novel
The New Canterbury Tales (1901)
The Queen's Quair or The Six Years' Tragedy (1904) historical novel
The Road in Tuscany (1904)
Fond Adventures: Tales of the Youth of the World (1905) short stories
The Fool Errant (1905) historical novel
The Stooping Lady (1907) novel
The Spanish Jade (1908) travel
Artemision (1909) poems
Halfway House (1908) novel
Open Country (1909) novel
Rest Harrow (1910) novel
Letters to Sanchia (1910)
The Song of Renny (1911)
Brazenhead the Great (1911)
Mrs. Lancelot: A Comedy of Assumptions (1912) historical novel
Bendish (1913) novel
For Two Voices (1914) Poem
The Little Iliad (1915)
The Song of the Plow (1916)
The Village Wife’s Lament (1918) poems
Thorgils of Treadholt (1917)
In Green Shade (1920)
The Light Heart (1920)
Wiltshire Essays (1921)
Extemporary Essays (1922) .
The Last Essays of Maurice Hewlett (1924)
The Letters of Maurice Hewlett (1926) edited by Laurence Binyon
Too big a story for my wee site, unless I pass off the wikki page as my own. So here's a link to that
Reading his story I'm not sure I feel better or worse about our current bunch of rather insipid politicians.
This may be the picture in the House of Commons that family tradition tells of. The story goes that it was loaned to an MP who then willed it to the state. I haven't gone to see for myself, but I do hope it isn't really demonic red.
Either way it's not the prettiest, I'll leave the matter 'till we are in power again.
Some photos of Fiona's family. Below, probably on the Clyde,
Her maternal Grand parents, ie Lillias' parents, William and Lillias Steel.
Lillias Slack. Her mother Lillias Steel. John Slack. John's mother Marie Slack and William Steel.
The children are Diana and Andrew (being held by Marie) Some of the photos were taken at the Steel's family home in Felbridge Ave, Belmont (nr Stanmore) in North London.
The three Musketeers, George, Michael and John with their mother Ella Hewlett (nee Ward)