john griffin0001Only known picture of JOHN GRIFFIN, (Lizzie Burkinshaw’s second husband), with their older daughter, FLORENCE GRIFFIN.   Judging by Florence’s age, the photo was probably taken around 1922.

We know hardly anything about John.  He was reputedly of Irish descent and was born around 1885/6.  Florence had only hazy memories of him.  The strongest one seems to have been playing outside and running to meet him on Friday nights (pay-day), when he used to bring home her mother’s favourite treat wrapped in newspaper – pigs trotters.

At that time the family were  living at 38 VORLEY ROAD, near the Archway in London.

John worked in the printing industry, he is variously described as a printer’s labourer and a compositor on different documents.   He died in Lambeth hospital and since this is just over the bridge from Fleet Street it seems probable he was taken ill at work.

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