Saturday, May 5, 2012

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

VT CONTROLS: I am organising a reunion evening for all past employees of Vosper Thornycroft Controls Divison. The event is at the Victory Bowls Club on the June 9. If you are interested in attending please call.

John Simpson

john1952a@sky.com

02392690372

GOUGH: I am trying to trace anyone that would remember my father Len Gough.

He lived and worked in the Portsmouth/Southhampton area for PIMCO in the mid to late 1940s.

Jan Gough

Cromer, Norfolk

01263 512421

Spink: I am trying to tracedescendants or relatives of the Spink family. One time landlord of The Harrow Inn at Compton between 1920s and/or 1940s, daughter Dorothy Spink, whose married name Gammon. They lived in Sunset Cottage, Grayshott.

I have some old family photos that may be of interest to you. Last known family in Petersfield area.

Pamela Keeping

02392383570.

PRYOR: I wonder if any of your readers can shed light on three letters from WW1, dated around 1916-17.

They were written to my great-uncle Reg Pryor in Australia, by Harold Laidler of the 8th East Lancs band.

Harold’s address was 52 Regents Street, Landport, Portsmouth, Hants.

They refer to the battlefields and Harold’s friend “Ray’ (my grandfather Ray Pryor, Reg’s older brother).

Our family are curious to know the connection between Harold and Ray.

Ray visited England as a senior cadet (aged 18) in the Australian Coronation Contingent in 1911… Did they meet then?

Ray was in the Australian Light Horse regiment but later transferred to the 7th AASC 4th Brigade in Egypt. He was a Staff Sgt Farrier and died in 1972.

Annette Henwood

adhenwood@vodafone.co.nz