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Family snaps to bring back memories
AFTER the world war story last week we are back with more photographs from Marilyn Sealy of West Bay who lent us nearly 50 of her family photographs.
We hope they will bring back memories for many of our readers.
Many of the photos belonged to her late uncle Alf Hallett.
Her mother was Lucy Hallett, who worked in Elmes, her dad Albert Chubb who worked at Gundrys, her uncle Alf Hallett, and his brother-in-law Don Crumpton.
Her uncle’s wife was Marjorie-Ann, known in the family as Queenie and her father was Albert Crumpton, who was an engine driver on the branch line that included West Bay.
Her uncle Alf married in April 1940.
Majorie-Ann worked at Elmes until she was 70.
She became manageress. Many of the photographs she thinks are of the shop girls’ Thursday outings where they appeared to have enjoyed happy afternoons at West Bay. This week we show a picture of The Lily Hotel with Majorie-Ann Crumpton.
The hotel is now a children’s nursery at the bottom of West Street.
- THIS week we have been contacted by a Mike Digby from Norfolk who wants help. Here is his letter.
“I live on part of a former World War II/Early Cold War radar base.
“I have so far managed to track down 14 former World War II WAAFs who served here and around 35 1950s airmen and a couple of officers. I have managed to put WAAFs back in touch who lost touch in 1945 and airmen back in touch who have not seen each other since 1955, in one case a gentleman and his best man.
“For me this is a national and international search for all former veterans and their family members.
“Without your support my ability to reach veterans is greatly limited.
“I am really grateful for any help you can offer me with getting the word out.
“I am researching the former RAF West Beckham in Norfolk and would like to talk to any former personnel who served there or family members.”
Contact Mike Digby on 01263 824069, email <&bh"mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org<&eh> or write to Green Acres, Osier Lane, West Beckham, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6PL.