"A hand painted portrait photograph, taken by the Radcliffe photographer, DANBY, around the early 1920’s, of a Radcliffe girl, ELSIE BROOKES (married name RILEY), aged 12, to mark the occasion when she opened a Church Bazaar at St. John’s Church Radcliffe. Elsie was born in Radcliffe in 1911, and was a scholar at the church school and its Sunday school. Except for a few years living with her family in Darcy Lever, Bolton, Elsie lived and worked all her life in Radcliffe. She worked as a secretary for many years at the Radcliffe Paper Mill in James Street. And was a life-long member of the church at St. Thomas and St. John’s and at its Mission Church of St. Philip’s. Elsie died in June 2002, two days after her 91st birthday, and the family has given this portrait on permanent loan to Bury Art Gallery and Museum." Source Derek Ralphs.