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My family all come from Walthamstow my father William Warder was the first Vacaflu Chimmey Sweep back in the 1950. But it is my mum I would like to find any one that knew her. She was Winifred Johnson before she married my dad in 1934. We think she had someone we would call aunt Fanny. Aunt Fanny lived in College Road and was bombed out and lived with my family in Mansfield Road until she moved just off of Billet Road top of Higham Hill Road. I went to William McGuffie School until 1962, my bothers are Bill and Terry and my sisters are Sheila and Linda.
Is there anyone out there who can help me with some info?
My great grandparents lived at no. 7 Bedford Road E17 (their names are ARTHUR AXFORD and ROSINA née JEWEL): numbers 1, 3, 5 , and SEVEN were all bombed in the last war. Number 9 onwards still stand, hence you can still see the exact spot where my great grandparents house once stood, sadly now all car park. My dear mum RENE (Irene) NICHOLS née RIDLEY said that their garden in summer was full of Asters a variety called... ostrich plume... Sadly my grand father died after falling down after sweeping snow in the small front garden. Are there, I wonder, any photos of those houses? Or indeed was there anything pictured and documented in the local papers at the time?
Also, opposite them lived their daughter albeit lived in Forest road, on the corner of Gaywood rd (?), and said to have faced Lloyds Park. Today there are trees on the spot and old folks home?? I was told that it was a land mine? Apparently my great aunt, Minnie Olive, and her children were in an Anderson shelter at the bottom of the garden and buried for four or so hours. Min's husband Joe rushed along to help in the rescue (Joe was a doorman at Walthamstows PALACE THEATRE). My great grandparent's great grandson is JOHN AXFORD, well known on The Antiques Road show. My great grandfather was a Foreman at Hornimans Tea. Where was his exact place of work, (Hornimans factory)? His brother HENRY, on hearing of his brother's death, took his own life. He lived at COURTNEY PLACE E17: he apparently taped up all the doors and windows, with a notice reading do not enter - gas on...! He too I believe he worked at Hornimans.
I am looking for any information regarding my father, EDWARD ANDREW JACOBS, born: May 1927, who lived at 5 Byron Road, E.17 in the early 70's. Any information would be much appreciated. Many thanks,
I was told about your site on Walthamstow and hope someone might be able to help me search for information on my father and his family from 85 or so years ago. My father, Charles Edward Jarvis was born in Walthamstow on June 29, 1915. He was educated at the Sir George Monnaux Grammar School and later moved to Kidderminster, Worcestershire and then Australia in 1960 where he lived until his death in 2000. If anyone knows of him or his family I would very much appreciate any information.
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