Grandad puts a stop to divorce talk

Ethel Barr as a young girl. She was born in Masterton in 1894. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE Ethel Barr was born in Masterton in 1894, the illegitimate daughter of Alice Braggins, thus granddaughter of Edward Braggins, an early Masterton publican, and his wife Sarah Sayers. For her first eight years, she was brought up by her mother … Continue reading Grandad puts a stop to divorce talk