In the beginning of this story, the Hutchinson family Gerald, Mabel, Hubert, Aubrey and Irene lived at no 20 Arundel Gardens , Kensington. This was over the period 1905 – 1914.
However, in 1914, Hubert had enlisted in the administrative arm of the army, and Aubrey had sailed for South Africa by 31 July. Obviously, the property at Arundel Gardens was now too big for the three remaining family members. Gerald Hutchinson decided to sell the Arundel Gardens property, and moved into a smaller unit at No 3 Stanley Gardens, nearby as a temporary arrangement.