In 2005, Freda and Ernest's wife Emily reminisced about George and Ernest, when, as a boy, Ernest took George's camera without permission and spent the whole day taking photographs. Upon returning home, George gave Ernest "the belt", but this did not deter Ernest from entering a photograph he took into a competition. When the it won, George changed his tune, and bragged to his neighbours that Ernest took the photograph.
George had passed away sometime prior to his wife Caroline's death in 1969 which resulted in their two children splitting the contents of her will between them. His son followed in his footsteps and by pursuing a profession in photography and later came to own his own camera shop.