These below are believed to be all the known photographs of
The 'standard' photograph most often seen of Flora often said
to be of her 'in her twenties'. However, on the
card frame is written 'Corin, Haslemere' Walter C. Corin was
a Haslemere photographer, so presumably the picture was taken there.
According to the records of Haslemere Museum he didn't start business
in the town until 1920, when Flora would have been 44 years old!
This is supported by the fact that the cardigan
she is wearing looks to be the same one as in the photo
of her taken at her typewriter in 1921.
She used it soon afterwards to illustrate an article written about
her in The Civilian dated 14th May 1921,
and it may have been for this purpose that she had the picture taken
professionally. It was also used as the model for the sculpture
at Liphook carved by Philip Jackson in 1981.
Photograph included in Martin Greenwood's book 'Fringford
Through the Ages' said by some to have been of Flora,
taken 'in the 1890s'.
[There is some doubt as to whether this is actually
of Flora possibly one of her sisters?]
Flora (top left), one of her sisters (Betty Timms? - top right), their
mother Emma Timms (bottom right) with an unknown lady. Probably in the
Flora and her daughter Winifred taken in 1906 at their house in Bournemouth
by their next-door neighbour, the father of Mr NK Phillips.
Mr Phillips says, "My mother used to tell me that Mrs Thompson
was clever and wrote stories in her spare time."
Photograph of Flora taken presumably during
or soon after the First World War, since Flora is wearing Edwin's regimental
badge as a brooch (see enlargement below).
Edwin joined the 2nd Eastern Ontario Regiment
on 5th May 1915 and was killed on 26th April 1916.
Flora with husband John Thompson date and location unknown.
[Authenticated as being John and Flora Thompson
by Flora's granddaughter, Elizabeth Swaffield. Place and date are unknown
to her, but Flora's shoe style, cloche hat (both still worn into the
early 30s), her 'provincial' skirt length worn just below the knee (1925?)
and John's suit, could be 1920s, which would make them in their late
40s Tony Webster.]
Photo said to be of Flora with husband John Thompson date unknown.
[There is still some discussion as to whether
this is really Flora & John]
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