This is a photo of my Mum as a toddler, am guessing this would’ve been about 1948 and perhaps taken in Colchester, which is where she was born.
Her younger sister arrived the following year. The two girls and their parents moved up to Leicester in about 1951. My Mum’s eldest brother came along there in 1952 followed by another 7 boys.
She was the eldest and so had to help my Grandma look after the others.
My daughter looked a lot like my Mum when she was a year old.