Photo of Mela Brown Constable (fiancée of Cyril Sladden) taken in India about 1910.
Someone has written on the back of the photo: "India in the time of the British Raj, about 1910. Mela Brown Constable is seated, left of the photo. Her father was a chaplain in the Indian Army. The occasion seems to be a military social event at Dinapore in the province of Bihan. She was born 31/12/1887 at Allahabad, 200 miles west of Dinapore in the Ganges Valley; no doubt her father moved about from time to time. Neither of her parents is in the photo.”
We are grateful to Rosemary Richards (granddaughter of Mela) for providing us with a copy of this photo.