Mention of my new little one at home prompted Ken to dig out the pictures below and send them to me by way of reply. The fact that he did so, and is not alone in sharing these moments with us, I think speaks volumes about what these cookers mean to us all. As they are warm all the time they come to be regarded as somehow 'alive'. No other piece of furniture or appliance is mentioned; the cooker is family! Thank you so very much Ken.
"Your notes about the bairn prompted me to send these images which are separated by 45 years. The first is my daughter Elizabeth (in the cradle) and Heather. The second is Chauncey and the AGA I installed when Christine was born 30 years ago. Three children have been nursed and weaned leaning against the chrome rails. And a legacy of 6 dogs."