Harry Rose – Wartime Memories

Harry Rose – Wartime Memories

I met Harry at the 2018 Local History Day event and after a really interesting chat, I asked him to write his memories down. He has. Thanks very much Harry! I was born on March 2nd 1935, so one can say that I was a child of the Depression. I cannot recall much of that...
The Ward Family

The Ward Family

Many thanks to site visitor Kathleen Alderson who contributed the following: Obviously before I was born (1950) back in 1941, my aunt Lilian May Ward went to a photographer together with my cousins Lilian and Maureen Ward. She got her 6 week old daughter’s photograph...
Commemoration Event – Memories Book

Commemoration Event – Memories Book

As to be expected one or two things slipped our mind on a very busy evening. One was the Memories Book we placed at the back of the church. We really should’ve mentioned it more even though Terry did talk about it during his introduction. Anyway, a few...
The Wears family – Stayed at home.

The Wears family – Stayed at home.

Olive Seddon (b1946) tells us… My mam (Sarah Ann Wears (Bertram)) used to go into Wilkinson’s shelter. The night it was bombed she was under the stairs at home with my nana (Edith Wears) and my sister Ann. My nana used to go under the stairs as she was...
Frankland Family – Maureen Rumfitt

Frankland Family – Maureen Rumfitt

Blame it on the Internet goblins but Maureen’s original contribution from way back in 2004 just disappeared into the ether. Happily Maureen’s been back in touch and we can restore her info, originally published in The Journal (2/7/2004). Thanks Maureen....