|COURTESY ANDY LAWRENCE|
It was just a photograph, and these were just three boys. Except that one visitor to this site thought he knew more. Dennis emailed to let us know:
"I have reason to speculate the possibility of who one or two of the boys may be. You see, My great grand father, George Goodchild was the Clerk and Superintendent at the hospital for around 30 years, from around 1896, before the first buildings had been built, up until his death around Christmas time of 1927, therefore, as I understand, he would have been the resident of Hillside house at the time that the photo was taken. Furthermore, My grandfather, Arthur Gerald Goodchild (Jerry), was born to George Goodchild and his
wife Florence Ida Goodchild, at Hill End on the 31/10/1904.
Hillside is the house in view through the gates.
|MBE awarded in 1927.|
We therefore not only have possible photos of George's two boys, but we have a photograph of George himself, published in the Herts Advertiser alongside his obituary.