This page details my immediate family. There is a separate page
on this website for each of them, together with a page for each
niece & nephew.
My mother: born in Cradley Heath in 1921. Married my dad,
James, during WWII. Divorced. She re-married, Joe Harvey.
My dad: born in Glasgow in 1916. He never knew
his own father as he was killed during the battle of the Somme 8 months
after my dad was born. My father passed away at home on 8th October
2002. More ...
born at the house of my grandmother, in the days when these things were done
at home and in the company of family. Married Ken Aldridge in 1964. My sister,
sadly, passed away on 31st May 1998.
also born at the house of my grandparents, at 14 Greenfield Avenue, Cradley
Heath. After leaving school she became firstly a nurse before training
as a midwife. Having met Rob Bevan she went with him to Chicago where he
was working as a metallurgist. However, she was unable to stay within
the USA so moved to Canada where she stayed with relatives. The
travelling became impossible so she and Rob married in Canada thus
enabling her to move to Chicago. They had their blessing to that
wedding in the UK on 18 December 1971.
born at home at 8 Wylde Crescent, Rowley Regis. At the age of 16 he joined
the Royal Navy. He married Jane Wimbush at Hasbury Methodist church in July
the only one of my siblings to be born in hospital - Mary Stevens maternity
in Stourbridge. More ...