These photographs are being published by the kind permission of Sarah Fiona McMillan.
Giovanni Yafano circa 1912. Sarah McMillan’s grandfather.
This photograph was taken in The Slater’s Arms, Middlesbrough in 1957. Second left, Grandfather Giovanni Yafano.
Giovanni Yafano holding his triplets: Auntie Angela (left); Uncle John Yafano (middle); Auntie Anne (right).
These babies were quads. Baby Frank Yafano had been still-born.
The triplets were well known in the town. The family were given a pram by the local authority and were asked to return it a year later.
The photograph was taken on Cannon Street, Middlesbrough in the late 1940s.
1992: Beechwood, Easterside & District Social Club. Giovanni Yafano aged 80 years.