Saturday, December 31, 2011

LETTER OF THE DAY: Housing - more needs to be done

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Helping people locate friends and family they’ve lost contact with

KIRBY, LEE: I am 22 and live in Leigh Park and I am looking to get back in touch with my brother Lee.

I did not know I had a brother until five years ago, but after meeting for the first time we drifted apart and I have no way of contacting Lee, who is now in his late 20s or early 30s and who, when I knew him, lived in either West Leigh or Leigh Park.

Our father is called David.

Aaron Kirby

07747 419785

FIELD GUNNERS: In 1956 I was in the Royal Navy’s Devonport Field Gun Crew whose base was HMS Drake in Devonport. Earlier this year the MoD gave the Field Gun Association notice to leave Devonport Dockyard. The association found a new home at Crownhill Fort, Plymouth which is now a small Devonport Field Gun Museum.

When the records and equipment were transferred to Crownhill it became apparent that all records and photographs for the 1956 crew were missing.

I’m trying to trace any field gunners who may have photographs. Copies could then be included in museum records. I know how much it would mean to me and to any other gunners to have our achievements included in the museum. I’d be delighted to hear from old field gunners. I could give them details of the Devonport Field Gun Association.

Stewart McKenzie

11 Alma Place, Clitheroe BB7 2LF

01200 429825

stewartmckenzie@talktalk.net

CHAPMAN, TERRY: I am looking for my father. His name is Terry Chapman, and he was born on November 29, 1935ish.

All I know is that he had a garage called Velder Garage in Milton Road, Southsea and his mum owned a public house called The Pembrook in Penny Lane.

Lastly, on his left hand half of his pinky is missing.

I would love to know if he is still alive or has passed away.

I last spoke to him in June/July 1995 so if anyone has any information, please contact me.

Tracy Baird, nee Morrison

07547 637054

tracy.baird@sky.com