A family house

Emily May Portwine of Elsie Road
At 40 Elsie Road, the house has remained in the same family for four generations, starting with the Nuttings whose maid had the attic room. Their son Walter married Emily May Portwine. She became engaged to him on her eighteenth birthday, and was photographed outside the French windows at the rear of the house on that day. Although she never lived there herself, she passed it to her daughter Joan, who later passed it to Gill. And this year, Gill’s daughter, Melanie and her family have made it their home.