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Some pictures and information relating to the North family.

Fanny North

This may be a photo of North's mother Fanny. I can't be sure because it was with a number of other family photos and there is no label.

Selina Weetch

This is the only surviving photo of North's wife Selina. Daughter of a local yeoman farmer, Selina Weetch married JWN in Bicknoller Church

Roland Arthur Charles North

North's son Roland Arthur Charles North. Roland was born at Beggearnhuish House on 28th January 1889. He joined the Civil Service in 1912 and became Secretary for Chinese Affairs in Hong Kong in 1936.

Leo Greening

Leo Greening, Roland North's wife was born in Wellington, New Zealand

Roland North in Hong Kong

Roland, Leo and Pippa in Hong Kong c1936.

Leo and Pippa North

Leo and Pippa c1935

Phillipa North

Pippa North as I knew her. Pippa was born in Hong Kong on 27 November, 1929.

Peter North

Peter North was Roland North's son. He had some minor celebrity as an actor in New Zealand in the early 1970s

Leo Greening

Leo North (Greening) in later years.

Roland's house in Australia

Roland North's last home in New South Wales, Australia. La Vista, 65 Blaxland Road, Wentworth Falls.

Built in the C19, La Vista is a substantial Blue Mountains property set on more than 2 acres of spectacular gardens created in the 1930's by Master Gardener Paul Sorensen with skillful planting of a wonderful selection of trees & shrubs these now mature specimens complement the hidden fountains, dry stone walls & private sandstone walkways leading onto manicured lawns and lawn tenis court. The garden features a 22 metre wisteria covered walkway underplanted with perfumed daphne.
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Unknown Greening

Leo's mother

Bet and Nellie North

John William North's two daughters Beatrix and Nellie pictured in Minehead c 1978.

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