Standing: Frank Barton (with Mary Wharton), Catherine Barton, Bill Wharton
Kneeling: Les Barton. Thelma Barton, Marj Barton
The picture as talen by Leila Wharton (nee Barton)
This picture is of the Barton family and was taken in the front yard of 32 Railway Avenue in 1940. Frank and Catherine barton moved to Yallourn in 1926 and lived in 32 Railway Avenue (later renumbered to 10?) until their deaths in 1967. They had 5 children - Leila (married Bill Wharton) was born in 1915, Rewa (married David Handley and later George Morris) was born in 1922 , Marj (married Arthur Brogan) was born in 1924. Les (married Mavis Verral) was born in 1925 and Thelma (married David Dyson) was born in 1928.
. Leila and Bill Wharton lived in Westbrook Road ( Bill died in 1968 and Leila died in 1972)
. Rewa and Dave Handley lived in Strezlecki Road, and subsequently moved to Newborough. Rewa lives in Narracan Gardens (both David Handley and George Morris have passed away)
. Marj and Arthur Brogan lived in 2 Boola Crescent and subsequently moved to Trent Street in Newborough in 1976. Marj still lives in Trent Street ( Arthur died in 2004)
. Les and Mavis lived in Moe (Les died in 2002)
. Thelma married David Dyson and lived in various locations including Morwell and Tasmania - they currently live in Bairnsdale.