Saturday, November 12, 2012

Lloyd and Karen Clewer, the founders of Farm4Life, at Haslar Hospital, Gosport, where they store goods ready to send to Africa  (Picture by Habibur Rahman)

Ghana trip changed Fareham couple’s lives

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

DARVILL: I am researching my family tree and looking for members of my maternal grandfather’s family.

His name was James (Billy) Darvill and his mother was Kate Parham married to Charles Darvill. I remember my mother Inez talking about his cousin, also I believe called Kate Parham, whose daughter married a member of a band. With the help of my good friend Ron Brown who used to write The News Nostalgia column, the band was Troise and his Mandoliers.

Cheryl Jewitt

023 9234 9045

Leggate: I’m looking for a lovely childhood friend, Valerie Leggate who as a youngster lived on Bedhampton Hill, Bedhampton, Hampshire in the 1950s with her parents Hugh and Beryl Sergeant and I lived at No61 with my parents Geoffrey and Jacqueline Owen. We both went to the Convent of the Cross at Waterlooville for a short while and attended each other’s wedding.

My father made a film of Valerie’s wedding day. I last saw Valerie in 1968 when her husband (David, I believe) and Valerie were planning to work abroad and at that time unfortunately all contact was lost. Valerie’s brother was Christopher Sergeant who was a Veterinary Surgeon and his wife’s name was Biddy. Any help in locating Valerie would be much appreciated.

Sue Fogden nee Owen

sue@fogden4.wanadoo.co.uk

Murray: I am looking for links to Ron Murray from Portsmouth who was a good friend of my uncle, Tom Furlong ‘Eddy’.

Linda Mallon

02392 359826

lindamallon@ymail.com