"Very many happy
returns of the day, Mother"!
7 Sep 1885 (sic)
Ages four years and six months
and three years and three months.
According to Sandy, "Of education little is recorded other than that the sisters attended a finishing school in Brondesbury, London. Photographs existed of them in blouses, long skirts and tight-waisted belts for hockey or tennis"
Brondesbury is somewhat to the north-west of Regents Park; Sandy gives no further details. However, 1901 census details show Hannah (though not Val) as a senior pupil at a scholastic establishment in Derby!
Perhaps this is one of the photographs Sandy was referring to, though I'd say these girls were dressed for best rather than sport Val is sitting in the middle and Hannah is standing just behind her.