Auntie Elsie and Uncle Bert - Mavis as Bridesmaid
I can remember going to see this when I was a child. It was one of the most devastating bombs of the war in Wallasey. Little did I realise I would end up living in one of the rebuilt houses when I married!
Burned steeple on St Luke's Church during WWII. I lived in Mill Lane to the right of the photo and was in tears watching the steeple burn.
I used to enjoy walking from Wallasey to Bidston before it became all built up.
Jack, Sid, Mavis and Sylvia at Rhyl just after engagement.
Wedding Day, September 1949, St Luke's Church, Wallasey
Mavis and Sid, Mum's garden 1952
Mavis, Sid and their best friends Eleanor and Fred Tempest at Butlin's Pwllheli Bathing Pool 1957.
Eleanor and Mavis in Butlin's Pwllheli Rock Gardens 1957
Fred and his harem! (Eleanor and Mavis) Butlin's Pwllheli 1957
Eleanor's visit from New Zealand - Sid, Mavis, Chris, Kathy and Eleanor - front room Erskine Road
Mavis and baby daughter, Kathy
We used to have a chalet most summers in the late 1960s to mid 1970s down at New Brighton near the baths.
Son, Christopher, in the back yard of Erskine Road with his little red chubby car
At Mill Lane sometime in the 1970s
Sid with Grandson, Jonathan
Kathy, Tom and Jonathan hired a holiday cottage one year and you and Sid came along too with Sasha. You painted a picture of the cottage.
Your grandson, Jonathan, building one of his fantastic train sets (Thomas the Tank Engine) at the bungalow we moved into for 6 months while our house was extended.
Your grandson, Dan, having a day out with us on a beach (possibly Abersoch)
Your grandsons, Jonathan and Dan, when they were younger (around 2001/2002)
Grandson, Dan, and daughter, Kathy, walking up a hill in Cheshire
Dan interviewing his Nana at Erskine Road.
Beryl and Mavis at Beryl's 70th Birthday Party
Son in law Tom, grandson Jonathan, Mavis, grandson Dan, daughter Kathy, granddaughter Paige, daughter in law Sue, son Chris and grandson Morgan
Mavis, Dan, Jonathan, Tom and Kathy - Gusto, Albert Dock, Liverpool - October 2015
Your grandson, Dan, playing in Denbighshire County Youth Band (he is 4th from left) around 2015 (song 'Happy'). You used to come along to watch most of his concerts and really enjoyed them.
Afternoon Tea at the Sugar Plum, Rhewl Nr Ruthin - August 2016
Nipping out for a cup of tea and a cake at Carr Lane Farm Park and the photo that won a place in CADR Calendar 2020!
Reminiscing with Book of You - 2019
Jonathan graduates from Exeter University, 2019. He graduated in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and now has a job in the Treasury in London working as a Policy Adviser.
90th Birthday Party at The Spire, St Luke's Church - l-r Paige, Leah, John, Morgan, Beryl, Lewis, Mandy, Mavis, Jonathan, Dan, Kathy, David Joanne, Chris, Tom, Liv, Betty and Sylvia.
Mavis's 90th Birthday Cake (with cousin, Sylvia)
Christmas Day 2019 - Jonathan, Mavis, Kathy, Dan
Mavis with card and chocolates (and bunny ears!) from the staff at Penkett Lodge
Mavis painting a rainbow for the NHS, spring 2020
Mavis proving that she is always there when cake is around!
Dan and I went to see Geoff on Friday after seeing you. He is well and sends his love xxx
The arrival of Beauty
Another photo of Mavis with Beauty
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 16th August 2020 - Kathy (your daughter) Jonathan and Dan (your grandsons) and Tom (your son in law)
Happy Birthday Mavis! Lots of love your sister Beryl, Brother in Law John, Niece Mandy & Family (Ian, Leah & Lewis) xxxxxx
Wishing you a very happy birthday Mavis, lots of love from your baby brother David.
Lots of love to you Aunty Mave, from Joanne, Olivia and Sophie xxx
Enjoying your Afternoon Tea on the occasion of your 91st Birthday
When Dan and Kathy came to visit in the garden on Friday 17th July
A trip out in your wheelchair on the way to your eye appointment
Jonathan (your grandson) moved to London in October 2020. He lives in the top flat of the middle house here, overlooking the garden. It's in Islington. He is sharing the flat with a friend.
Jonathan took a bike ride in the late evening and took this photograph which we thought you'd like to see
Your grandson, Dan (Daniel) has started studying at Sheffield University. He moved there 20th September This is his room on campus. He is studying Politics and International Relations.
Here is a picture of your 'baby' brother, David. Not such a baby now of course! He wasn't well recently but as you can see he is up and about and happy sorting out his garage this week. He sends his love xxxx
Kathy back in Penkett Lodge and holding hands 12 months since we last did - wonderful!
This is where you went on honeymoon with Sid between 11th and 18th September 1949. 17 Hillside Road, Colwyn Bay in North Wales. Here Kathy, your daughter, is standing outside it in April 2021! Sorry about my face.. it was sunny and I was squinting!
Mum partying at Sandstones - 3rd March 2022