Saturday, April 9, 2011

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

JAMES: I am trying trace a Mr John Patrick James, who’s mother was called Sophia James (nee Norton), and had an Aunt called Elizabeth Farmer, and an uncle called Jack Norton.

John (known as Johnny) would be about 67 now, and was a lorry driver for some or all of his working life.

I have discovered that Johnny is very closely related to my family, named Hargreaves, from Colne, Lancashire, and I would dearly like to contact him.

My mobile no is 07540 969879

Home number: 01282 696662


HELLYER: I am looking for the Hellyer ship’s figurehead carving family. They lived in Sultan Road and George Road, Portsmouth, 1840s-1860s. Also Southsea and Horndean. Any descendants?

E Walker

45, Montgomery Road,



PO13 0UZ

(01329) 286386

Jones: Seeking Leslie Jones, until recently at 45, Jubilee Road, Southsea. Our fathers both served aboard HMS Scylla in WWII and I would like to exchange information.

David Slade

(01903) 715745

MOIR: I wonder if anyone knows where Jason Moir is? He is my favourite grandson and I haven’t seen him for a very long time.

I think he could still be living in Portsmouth.

He is a lorry driver, or used to be.

Please Jason, I’d love to see you again. I’m still on my own here.

Love you lots. Hope you are well.


Mrs B Moir

(023) 9237 7331

CARSON: I am trying to find my father who was living in Portsmouth in 2002-2003. His name is David John Carson. He married my mother Helen Elizabeth Duke in 1969. I was born on August 31 in 1970 in Newton Abbott in Devon. My father was married to Sandra Carson who lived or still lives in Portsmouth. One of his sons is called Mark Antony Carson. I met my father when I was living on Hayling Island in 1997 then I moved to London and lost his address. I would dearly love to find him so he could see his beautiful grandchildren.

David was born in Grays in Essex and was a builders’ labourer, my mother Helen went on to be a nurse. I hope you can help in this matter.

Margaret Hills