January 22, 2011

Cladding being taken off Horatia House in Somers Town Portsmouth

PICTURED: Work under way to take cladding off two Somers Town high rises due to fire risks after Grenfell Tower blaze

NORMA BROWN: I am attempting to trace Norma Brown (as she was then), who was my bridesmaid 50 years ago on May 27, 1961.

We lost touch a few years after this and I would like to make contact with her again. At that time she lived with her parents in Folkestone Road, Copnor, Portsmouth.

I would very much like her to join my husband Harley and I at St Mary's Church, along with my other bridesmaids, on May 27, 2011, for the renewing of our vows.

Betty Ann Jones

40 Winkfield Row, Horndean


(023) 9261 1627.


NEVILLE: I fostered five children back in the 60s when I lived in North End, namely Jane, Philip, Lizzie and two others. Their surname was Neville.

I wondered where they are now. Please telephone with any details. Our names are Irene and Jim.

IW Daniels

(023) 9275 6538

PATRICIA STEVENS: I have lost touch with my cousin, Patricia. We are both granddaughters of William James Stevens, a pork butcher of Portsmouth until the 1950s, when he was succeeded by my cousin's father (i.e. my uncle) Clifford William Stevens. Clifford's brother, Stanley James Stevens, was my father.

I changed my name by deed poll in the 1990s.

Helen Hannaford


01803 840922

COPNOR GIRLS SCHOOL: A reunion will be held on Saturday, February 19, from noon to 4pm at the old school (entrance in George Street). All ex-pupils are welcome. Call for further information.

Janet White

(023) 9266 5163

BOCKETT / SHAW: I am looking for two old friends. Derek Bockett (ex Southern Grammar School) who lived in Eastney, and Derek Shaw, formerly of Manners Road, Southsea.

Laurie Ellis

01522 683886

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