Percival Lionel Eliot
1888 to 1961

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Percival Lionel (Percy) Eliot born 13th Oct 1888 Portsmouth, Hampshire. Later lived in East Cowes, Isle of Wight and eventually lived in London.
Married firstly in 1912 to Lilian Amy Poate Aslatt 1892-1965 and had 2 children.
* Percival Lionel Aslatt Eliot 1914-1984
* Marjorie Lilian Eliot 1918-1958
Secondly in 1943 married Annie Weintraub born 1921 and had three children.
* Leslie born 1943
* Peter born 1945
* Edward born 1947
This photo was taken around 1946. My father is holding his youngest son Edward. In the background is one of his Austins probably BBM 614. Some time soon after he became ill and his children were taken from him by the London County Council and placed in Beechholme in Banstead Surrey. We were to stay there until we each turned 15 years of age at which time it was considered that we could look after ourselves.
P.L. Eliot taken in 1940 P.L. Eliot with Edward
The Gowns Factory in Ridinghouse St London W.1. Taken about 1945.
P.L. Eliot was acknowledged to have said "If I can design ships, I can design dresses". Also in photos 1 and 3 is his daughter Peggy (standing at the back in photos 1 and 3) and in photo 1 close to him is Bella Weintraub (my Auntie Bella). During the war years the factory produced military uniforms and also made arm bands that supposedly changed colour if they sensed gas from a gas bomb.
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