- Wilma van Stratum (née
- Amongst Babs
Anstruther's photo collection are these two
photographs. The smaller is a Dutch studio
photograph in postcard format. The obverse is
over stamped with the wording 'Tel.771550 - Den
Haag. Photo-Atelier Joh. v. Hespen Laan v. N.O.
- Babs Anstruther
was Wilma's godmother and relative. Wilma is the
only child of William (Bill) Cornelius
Grootenhuis and Else Wormald.
Information below -
from The Anstruther Guest Book - William
Cornelius and Else Wormald visted in May and then June
1926. They spent part of their
honeymoon at Whitchurch ...
"familiar" name, coined by her husband, was
'Tini'. (He was very tall and she was slight of stature.)
returned in October 1926 signing the Guest Book as
husband and wife - and caught a cold!
a long gap in Guest Book itself - 1927 to 1928
alone (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race day) 31/3/31 - (Oxford lost, he notes.)
- Tini & Wilma visited in June '31.
- Bill visited alone 10 -13
visited and stayed for the Schneider Cup on 12/9/31
- 8/11/31 - Bill, alone. 8th April
1933 - Bill alone. - Also noted in the Guest Book
that "Jean visited Holland" in this year. (Jean was the only child of Douglas and Babs
Anstruther.) Visiting July 30/31 1933 Bill and Else - with a comment
"mysterious as usual"
entry for Bill Grootenhuis in Anstruther Guest Book -
Bill, alone 4th August 1933.