Lilian Flora born 1895 in Blandford, was the first child of George and Fanny. She trained as a kindergarten teacher and taught at the Regent's Park Open Air School in London, a school for the well-to-do. Most of the classes were held out of doors here – regardless of the weather. In the afternoons, she used to help one child with his work and piano practice. Lilian was a very good pianist and did a lot of accompanying before her children were born.
The Family of Lilian Flora Best and T Sidney Braund
She married T Sidney Braund at Blandford in 1919. Sidney was from a Devon family but lived in Newcastle. He was stationed in Blandford, with the Royal Naval Division during the 1914-18 war, where he met Lilian. The family lived in Newcastle, where Sidney was a school teacher, later Headmaster, and they returned to Dorset on his retirement in 1949.
- C Helen BRAUND, born at Newcastle on Tyne. Helen lives at Bournemouth, Dorset. She is a retired Headmistress.
- Barbara BRAUND was born at Newcastle on Tyne. She was a high school music teacher. She lived with her parents until she married Alan G Kennedy in 1970. They now live in the family home in Christchurch.
Alan began working as a toolmaker's apprentice but was called up and went into the Royal Engineers and worked at MEXE (Military Engineering Experimental Establishment) testing Bailey bridges. Following the war he worked in London for some time, but returned to MEXE in Christchurch where he worked as a crane operator. Much of his work concerned testing bridges. He retired in 1984 and took up cycling until the roads became too busy.