Long Lost Friends and Relatives with a Stourbridge connection See also: Long lost friends archive, Genealogy and Can you help?

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Trying to find an old friend or relative from the Stourbridge area? Simply e-mail us and we'll put it on here for you. Old school reunions, company reunions - send them in! For your own security please adhere to the usual common sense rules of the web and only make contact with people you know to be genuine. This section is devoted to finding friends and relatives, please go to the genealogy section for appeals and links regarding tracing family history. Don't forget to let us know how you get on! For an example, please see the message received from Peter Smith in Canada, who posted his original message on this page a few years ago:

Hallelujah!! I posted a message on your "long lost" board some time ago. After the passage of what seemed to be a long period of time - I got a hit!! I was seeking some information with respect to some English lads who were evacuated to the Canadian prairies during the bleak days of World War II. Now, I am in the process of corresponding with the son of one of the lads and the nephew of the other two. Obviously, I want to thank you for the work that you must put into such an endeavor and special kudos for even caring about things like this. The world wide web is an amazing tool with an incredible ability to eliminate barriers between people around the world. It would be marvelous if nations could learn from Web specialists such as yourselves as they attempt to deal with political issues. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Peter Smith
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My Mother Came From Stourbridge Jayne Denise Blackford Maiden Name Laight She Was Born In 1955 She Passed Away On 01/02/2016 Her Fathers Name Is Clarence Laight Her Mother Is Mary Laight Maiden Name Mackay Both Have Passed away she was the only daughter we know nothing of either of the family\'s as after they passed my mum moved to Leicester there was rumors that she was adopted by Mary Laight and the name that comes up as her birth mother is betty James this was told to us by my mother and by one of my mums old friends from Stourbridge. We just want to know any information about her or her family and is there any living family left and to find out if there is any truth in the rumour about her birth mother being betty James
Chelsea Bray (Rec'd 5th Mar 2017)
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Looking for Pamela Worrall, she used to sing around Midland area,a voice like Shirley Bassey. Ray Williams (Rec'd 20th Feb 2017)
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This is an appeal to any members of the late Claude Aston family. Claude was a former mayor of Stourbridge, please contact us
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I am trying to contact my cousin, John Smith, if alive would be in his late 80's. The last address I have is 24, Carlton Ave, Wollescote, Stourbridge. West Mids DY9. Many thanks! My phone number is 01743468529, mob, 07858106099.
Robert Burford ( Rec'd 20th Dec 2016)
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I am trying to to get in touch my grandfather\'s siblings. He is Norman Taylor (born 1921) and is the eldest of 13. He married Audrey. His mother and father were Amy and Tom. They lived in Stourbridge as did my grandfather who is now aged 95 and doing well. Please get in touch if you can help or you are related.
Jennifer Grange
nee Growcott (my mum is Jaqueline Carole, Norman\'s daughter) Rec'd 19th Dec 2016)
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Trying to locate Karen Phillips ( nee Plant) from Stourbridge - last known in France!!
Helen Knowles (nee Palmer) Rec'd 16th Dec 2016)
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Looking for old friend named John Roy. Alexander Parkes (Rec'd 22nd Nov 2016)

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I would like to contact the sister or relatives of Kenneth O. Morris MA. Kenneth was a pupil at Edward VI Grammar school in the 1930s and died in Burma in WW2.  My late father was a friend of Kenneth\'s at school and I have recently found some letters written to my father from Kenneth. I understand his sister may be called Cynthia?
 If any of this rings bells with anyone who can put me in contact with Cynthia or a member of the family please contact me at the following email address ros@broomyknowe.com many thanks Ros (Bealey) Campbell (Rec'd 13th Nov 2016)
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Looking for information & photos of my grandfather & great uncle Joseph Dockerty (grandfather) & Richard Dockerty (great uncle).
Jillian Preece (Rec'd 11th Nov 2016)

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I moved back to Stourbridge about 15 years ago and to my buyer disappointment I found that my best friend and confidant,Jenniffer Jones had moved to Winchester. We were special friends and there is nothing I would like more than to catch up with her!!!
Ross Gaunt (Rec'd 17th Oct 2016)

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It is recorded that Gertrude Fanny Hollins died in Stourbridge in 1991 does anyone have any information on the lady.
Many Thanks J whitworth (Rec'd 6th July 2016)
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I am trying to locate a old friend Marlene Bryant who lived in wychbury road, Pedmore.Also used to go to the Foxcote pub with her mother and father in the seventies.She also had a hairdressers in Hagley. David Jones (Rec'd 2nd May 2016)
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an any one help im trying to trace a boy by the name of Lionel Tetsell who was in the Mere childrens home between 1955to 68 he was there . Yours hopefully, Billy (Rec'd 11th Apr 2016)
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y family owned a Gents Outfitters Lower High St. I moved to Canada in 1965. Memories of good friends, The Whittinton The Talbot Saturday mornings..Peter Strong, Jom Stafford. Love  to contact. Anne Ryder Victorios (Rec'd 10th Mar 2016)
RESULT!!! Thank you very much for your assistance, I emailed Anne yesterday and received a reply later in the same day, so your efforts have really borne fruit in spectacular fashion. She is due over here in the UK later this year so hopefully we shall be able to meet up. Again, very many thanks and keep up the good work in helping to reunite friends and family. Kind regards, David Turner
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Hello, can you help find a Alan Lewis, born in Broseley,Shropshire in 1954 ,but lived in the Stourbridge area. Family reunion pending if we can find him. John Smith (Rec'd 4th Mar 2016)
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I have lost contact with my friends Enid and Michael Carpenter.  I live in Lethbridge, AB. Canada  Enid and I trained together when I lived in Mill Hill, London. Can anybody help us re-connect ? Julie Giles (Rec'd 3 Mar 2016)
RESULT!!! Happy ending. My wife Julie has re-established contact with Enid and Michael Carpenter. 
Thanks very much for your interest.  Kind Regards to your Community.   David Giles

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Hello! Looking for a Philip Haynes, who helped 2 hitchhikers in July 1973 by providing them shelter, food and a ride to Liverpool. Phil lived on Porlock road in 1973. Any information who could lead me to Phil would be appreciated. manuelle.legare@radio-canada.ca

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hi looking for a Gary davies age 50s plus was round Erdington area of bham 1986 had a boy child with Maria walker an family was from Stourbridge anyone can help please contact via email thx John Walker (Rec'd 10th Dec 2015)

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Hi im looking for alan skinner or carel wilderman  who was in the mere childrens home when I was  there between 1955 to 1968 my name is William hyde. ihope you can help  yours hopefully bill hyde (Rec'd 5th Dec 2015)
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I am looking for janet Carragler, my cousin, just to want to let her know that my mum Doreen Stanley passed away 18th january this year. Please contact me Karen Cyster (Rec'd 27th Oct 2015)

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I am trying to find out long lost relatives.  My grandfather is a Gordon Kitchener Perry born in Kidderminster 1915 but I cannot find any birth record for him.  His Father was called Charles Perry it looks as though Charles Perry was a stepson to George Griffiths and a Mary Ann Griffiths of Bewdley but who is Charles real Father?  I would be extremely grateful if someone could help me please. I am from Cheltenham. Claire Perry (Rec'd 24th Sep 2015)

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I am trying to find a Florence Perry should be around 70 years old she is the sister of my granddad William George Walsh who died in 1969, if anybody knows her please contact me. Thank you. Jenny Walsh (Rec'd 20th Sep 2015)
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Still seeking family of Frederick Newton Fisher, my great grandfather who was recently found but not known to our family in Tasmania. He immigrated to Australia with or after his cousin. May have married Annie and had 2 daughters, one is my grandmother. He worked as a proof reader at a Tasmanian Newspaper, I think born in Stourbridge c1854. Left at about aged 25. Please help Annette.m.scott@optusnet.com.au
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Hi I'm looking for cheryl smith we were best friends at rufford rd primary school,I moved to weymouth about 1975 and my maiden was anne Walsh many thanks Anne Schofield (Rec'd 5th Aug 2015)
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Looking for step brother John (Bowen) about 50 years old, Mother Margaret (Madge) Bowen, Lutley, Halesowen.
Linda Whitcombe (Rec'd 30th July 2015)
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Hello there. I am interested in any details relating to the name of j. Beavon that is on the war memorial for World War One . I have been trying to find about a great uncle of mine that was killed in that war.what regiment was he in ? Did he live at 12 the hemplands off enville street with his mother , Ellen? Kind regards Susan Clark (Rec'd 29th July 2015)

Susan - can you re-send your email address please? Someone has got in touch with some information for you!
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I grew up in Stourbridge and Wollescote, Lye. I immigrated to Hamilton, Ontario Canada in 1973.  Trying to locate anyone who used The Dragon Pub lounge during years 1968-1973. John Lane (Rec'd 25th July 2015)
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I went to Oldswinford Primary School. in the 1953 to 1958 I would like to know if any of the pupils l was there with are still about.  One. Was Sylvia Willetts. Jane. Willam. Marylin Vincent Margaret Bashford  Headmaster Mr Round. Mrs Hickson  Miss Hanson They were three teachers l am just trying to recall. Marjorie Watson Michael Chance were others  l don\'t have any school photos we had no money in those days. My single name was Weston. Elizabeth Gwilliam (Rec'd 21st July 15)
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I am looking for any relatives of my grandmother. Florence Simmons was born January 1873/4.Fathers name was Edwin Simmons. Florence married Abner Smith. As far as I can make out contact with her family was lost soon after that. I would love to make contact with any long lost relatives.
Keeping my fingers crossed. Barbara, Vancouver Island, Canada. (Rec'd 26th June 2015)
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Hi, I am trying to find friends or relatives of Christine Gwendoline Barnett who passed away in 2013 and was buried in your Cemetery I know she had a brother John, and her Uncle ran the local Glass Factory. She was a very close friend from 1995 until 1997, and I last met her in 1980. I want to speak to any remaining members of her family and commiserate and recollect. Thank you. Mike Colinese (Rec'd 17th May 2015)
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Trying to trace any information regarding my great grandparents Ralph Reece and Catherine Murray ? actors I the area . Thank you. Jackie Gradon (Rec'd 5th May 2015)
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I'm looking for Barbara Pardoe who lived on St Georges Rd, Norton Council Estate, Stourbridge. She was my best friend all through primary school circa 1953. She had red curly hair. please come back to say you found her.
Jessica Frisby (Re'd 21st April 2015)
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Dear Sir/Madam, I am looking for my two cousins, Pat and Helen Lowe. They would be in their 50's now and used to live in Pedmore. I was Pat's bridesmaid, and spent some very happy times with Helen. I remember they played the piano and went to church over in Woolaston. Many thanks. Beverley Wenman (rec'd 27th March 2015)
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I am from South Africa and am interested to know if there is any family left in Stourbridge area with the surname of GEE. If so they are more than likely related to me. My great grandparents owned the Red House Glass factory in the latter half of the eighteenth century - about 1875.  Their surname was Gee. Yvonne van Rooyen (Rec'd 16th March 2015)
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Am trying to locate Paul Spencer Cashmore who would be around 65 years of age. Also nicknamed Spencer. He lived in Stourbridge/Brierley Hill/Lye area around 1950/early 60s. Also Birmingham and Oxfordshire.  His mother's maiden name may have been Perrin. Paul has been named beneficiary in the Will of an old friend but have been unable to trace him. Any help greatly appreciated via email : jcboss123@aol.com Robert Dickson (Rec'd 24th Feb 2015)
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I am trying to trace the relatives of my gran, dorothy May prince who lived in either Stourbridge or dudley until she moved north and married thomas hall in bolton one of her nieces was a bridesmaid at my mum.s wedding in holy trinity church bolton in 1944. I would love to contact any of my relatives. Hoping to hear from someone. Merry christmas everyone. Anne olliver email bunny983@hotmail.com (Rec'd 24th Dec 2014)
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I'm looking for Jane Alberts (maiden surname) who used to live in a Wollaston, West Midlands and has two brothers, Philip and Timothy.  Her parents were Marie and Derek and I think they lived on Cornwall Road. David Payne (Rec'd 17th Dec 2014)
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I am looking for relatives of my late father Stanley Gray born 1913 in Church Street Lye, son of Susan Florence Gray and Albert Gray, also brother to Victor, Marie and Freda. Sue Sorenson (Rec'd 16th Dec 2014)
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I have been looking for my old friend from Besançon whose last address I have is Pedmore,Stourbridge. Her name is Susan Hall. I knew her in France in 1986-1987. We met last in 1988 and then lost touch. Vyjayanthi R (Rec'd 22nd Nov 2014)
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I was at Stourbridge girls high school,,which then became Red hill school.It would be good to hear how everyone is.I was there from 1974-1980 Lynda Walker (rec'd 20th November 2014)
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Hi! I`m researching family members of John Hudyma. He was my grandad`s brother. John Hudyma was Ukrainian. He was born in 1925. John married Margaret and they had two children - Lida and John. John Hudyma was buried in 1992 in Leeds, Yorkshire. I would like to know about my living relatives but i suppose they don`t live in Stourbridge at present. Unfortunatly i have no idea how to find them. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! P.S. I have lots of photos and some letters with old address. (52 Poplar Road, Stourbridge. )
Michael Goda, Ukraine. Ternopil region, Pidvolochysk. Shuhevichiv 15 47800 godamisha@gmail.com (Rec'd 18th Nov 2014
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I am a grand daughter of the late Allan Stanier , glassmaker at Stuart Crystal, from his second marriage to Nellie Self. My Mother was Margaret Stanier but always known as Peggy and she lived at the family house - The Poplars, 9 Belle Vue, Wordsley until 1946. I have never met anyone from the Stanier family - I reckon I must have many relatives in the Stourbridge area as there were 6 children from my Grand Father's first marriage. I would love it if this is read by any Stanier family members out there who would like to contact me. I live in hope. Rosemary Bennett (Rec'd 7th July 2014)

RESULT: Thank you for placing my message on the long lost friends and relatives page 2 weeks ago.
I am delighted to tell you that it was seen by a Stanier family member who emailed me straight away. We are now in contact with each other by email and I am hopeful this will lead to me meeting the side of the family that I have never, in my 59 years, had contact with. Many thanks once again, Rosemary. (Rec'd 24th July 2014)

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Hi-I am keen to find anyone who was at Crabbe Street infant school and Crabbe Street junior school between 1950 and 1956-girls or boys.How great it would be to have a reunion-even a drink in the pub would be great.I\'m still in touch with Eileen Hart and Wendy Noke.Please get in touchxx Janet Walder nee Kettle (Rec'd 28th May 2014)
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I'm trying to locate the family of Reginald Orton in Stourbridge, UK. I understand he passed away a couple of years ago. Can you help? Bernard Poole (Rec'd 22nd May 2014)
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Is the Haynes family still around in Stourbridge? Pat Haynes was (at the age of 6 !) my first girl friend - at Hill Street Infants School around 1936. Later I was in the same class as her cousin Barry Haynes (at King Edward\'s) and knew his elder brother Tony. Greetings from Oslo, Norway, Graham Dukes (Rec'd 7th May 2014)
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Trying to find Sylvia Harrison who was living in Wolverhampton, she had previously served in the WRAF
Dave Johnson (Rec'd 30th April 2014)

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Trying to trace descendants and information of a Thomas Charles Bradshaw born Birmingham 1912 died Stourbridge 1982. His father was also named Thomas Charles Bradshaw who I believe lived in the Stourbridge area as well . Grandfathers name was Thomas Ridley Bradshaw born 1966 and died Birmingham 1937.
Margaret Thompson New Zealand (Rec'd 20th April 2014)
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I am trying to find any information on my mum Mary Elizabeth Firmstone who came from Brierley Hill. She worked for Cadburys, Stourbridge Glass and also the Midland Red Bus Company. Any info would be appreciated. Janet Burrows (Rec'd 8th April 2014)
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I would love to hear from 2 lads I went to school with 1945-50. brian Walton and Robert green nickname ben.brian livedin union passage. Robert lived in Wollaston I now live in Scotland. Roy Smart (Rec'd 26th Mar 2014)
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Hello there, I might be leaving it a little late,though this is the third I am trying to find two English friends,I became good friends with over two years 1966-1968 in Australia. Their names are Edward Fellows and Keith Prowse,and I met them when the three of us were working at Mt Isa mine 1966-1967, and then we drove over to WA,in my 1964 Datsun Bluebird to work at Mt Tom Price.We separated in 1968, Keith,a fitter and turner,stayed at Mt Tom Price,and he always said he was saving enough money to go home to England to buy a Sunbeam Alpine. Eddie I think had a family member working up north more. I got one letter from Eddie and I wrote back,and never got a reply.
I know as I\'m 70 years now,one or both could have past on now as they were both smokers, I would like to contact their famlies if so,spouse,children,if so. I was born 1943, and they were about the same,so I would say born 1937-1944. One of them Edward Fellows,I remember saying about getting a bus in Birmingham, and Keith Prowse said he came from the middle part of England. They both had top of the range cameras, and took a huge amount of our outback adventures in Qld and WA,I would love to get some of them for my family. Most of all I still hope to speak to both of them. What with Skype these days, its so easy to do that. I do have some photos of Eddie if it helps. I have included a photo of myself and Eddie,he being the dark hair one on the right.
Kind regards, Bob Burns. (Rec'd 16th Mar 14)
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I am trying to get in contact with a Margaret james Moore whos maiden name was Margaret Mac Aviney and whos parents were Joe and Rita Mac Aviney originally from N Ireland I have came across a collection of photographs of Joe and Rita taken in Ardboe Co Tyrone where Joes mother Ellen was born I actually live in the house she was born in Hope someone can help Thank You. Nicholas Corr (Rec'd 12th Mar 2014)
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We would like to find John Sheldon (Shelly ) was our best man 1969 at Stambermill church July 12th he lived in the Wolleston area , age approx 65 now . Maureen Forrest (Rec'd 23rd Feb 2014)
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Looking for info on Joseph Caswell Horton who went to live in Canada in the 1900's. He was born in South Road Stourbridge
David Horton (Rec'd 5th Mar 2014)
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I am trying to trace an old school friend, Mavis Joan Harvey born 1931. We were at Stourbridge High School for Girls from 1942 to 1947. As a child she lived in Wollaston, had a sister Barbara and her father was a piano tuner. I'm pretty sure that she went into nursing - it's all she ever wanted to do. I would be most grateful for any information on 'Whatever happened to Mavis Harvey?' - Title for a film or a book??? Marguerite Drewitt (Rec'd 23rd Feb 14)
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I have a letter from my deceased Mum Doris Miller, from a Frank Norris married to Diane and with two sons Paul (18) and Steven (12) dated 18/1/88. He is a relative and mentions having holidays at Grainthorpe with his Gran Norris. He lived at 17 Horden Crescent, Quarry Bank, West Mids. Can you help me trace him or his family? Thank you , Julie (Rec'd 17th Feb 2014)
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Hi my name is Vic. I'm looking for any relatives of Mr Sid penny. My grandmother apparently had a relationship with him over 70 years ago, and my father was his Son. Im hoping to find anyone who may of known of him. He was I believe a farm hand in Blakedown and knew my grandparents well. I know this may open a can of worms, but my family believe that my grandmother and Sid did have a relationship. I would like to know for sure. I do hope someone can help me...... I know Sid lived in Stourbridge...... Thankyou. .... Vic. (Rec'd 12th Feb 2014)
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hi i am looking for Ronald Lewis believed to come from the stourbridge area. He would be in his late 60\'s ( 11/02/2014 ) i believe. I am researching this for a frend who is looking for her birth father. Please email me if u can help. kind regards Sherri (Rec'd 11th Feb 2014)

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I am trying to contact anyone who knew the family Bate. My dad, George Harry had two brothers, one who died in infancy in a road accident and another, Bill who passed away several yrs ago, he also had a sister who we called Dink, although I think her real name was Ellen and she, along with my dad lived in Leicester in later yrs. Bill remained in Stourbridge and he and his second wife had a son, Billy. His second wife, Margaret passed away a few yrs ago without us ever being told, it was hard as dad had tried so many times to contact her with no response. By this time my mum was very ill and subsequently died and dad passed away 5 yrs ago without ever finding out what happened to his brothers family. Dad went to Old Swinford school but his remaining siblings stayed with various aunts and uncles living nearby as his father died in his thirties of gas poisoning in the first world war and his mum died few yrs later leaving the rest of the extended family to look after their offspring. If anyone knows about Billy or indeed the Bate family before dad was born, please contact me. I am 67 and would like to put pieces together for my children and grandchildren. Of course, all the family worked at the glass works from the 19th century onwards and I have loads of early glass in my cupboards that has been passed down. Maybe Billy would like some before I pop my clogs! If you know anything, please contact me. With thanks. Jake. Jacqueline Duff (Rec'd 6th Feb 2014)
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I am keen to get in touch with an old cycling friend, Reggie Minton who used to live in Foster Place. 1950 -1960. Can anyone help please? John Gardener (Rec'd 3rd Feb 2014)
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Trying to trace John Glazzard who was an apprentice at Stuart Crystal Factory 1977 qualified in 1981. He designed a Vase at Cavendish House Cheltenham. It was commissioned for the Lady Mayoress by Cheltenham Borough Council. The Vase was purchased by my wife Sheila Deacon in 1980 or 81. Peter Deacon(Rec'd 27th Nov 2013)
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I'm trying to find Angela Smith. Her surname could of changed by now, she used to live with her dad Mike Smith and her Gran. Her dad I think was an undertaker and they used to have a campervan, which they used to go to evesham with alot I think that she would probably be about 41 now. Id love to get in contact with them again, any information would be greatly appreciated. They used to live in Studley Gate Stourbridge. Richard Young (Rec'd 24th Nov 13)
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I am trying to trace my cousin Irene Priest born 1929 at 8 Spring St Lye or any of her children as she will then probably be able to have news of an inheritance. Les Sykes (Rec'd 14th Nov 2013)
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Dear Folks ,,, My mum formerly known as Patricia Ann Little first born 11 May 1944 of Arthur and Margaret Joan Little lived at 6 Poole Street, Stourbridge. Went to Longlands school 1959 to early 1960\'s... she passed away on 19 October 2013 @ age 69 years old ,,, please contact me - daughter of Ann ,,, nice to have some people she knew who still available to pass on some history x x xx Linda Sinclair (Rec'd 9th Nov 2013)
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Hi re William SMITH.vicar of LYE 1933-1948.Can anyone remember his son william PERCY smith who was my father 1919-1995.He attended Hillside school,King Edward the 6th in Stourbridge before going on to Oxford.Be so grateful for any photos/information.Thanks Frances Hindle (Rec'd 25th Sep 2013)

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hello im trying to find any info relating to my grancher john bills who died in aberbargoed s/wales 1954,he was married to margaret pockett an lived in elm st aberbargoed s/wales an came from stourbridge born around 1895? thanks, David Tomkiss (Rec'd 18th Sep 2013)

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Should like to hear from any family connected to the marriage of Mabel Whitwell and Whiley (Spouse), Stourbridge 1935.
Many thanks, Paul Nash (Rec'd 11th Sep 2013)
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Hi, I\'m searching for any info on my grandmother Eva Smith who died aged 28 through scalding herself,her address was 5,Chestnut Walk,Stourbridge.,my father was aged 3 yrs and fostered by a family in Somerset.Dad\'s name was Ronald Frederick Wallbridge Smith.
Jan Chapman
(Rec'd 22nd Aug 2013)

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Hi i'm trying to find my nephew who was adopted by a heather and christopher in the stourbrige area all i know is they both attended church regulary and there age is there any way you can help. Gail Holloway (Rec'd 20th Aug 2013)
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I am trying to locate my Uncle Bill Braithwaite who is my Godfather too. He was living in Lutley Drive, Pedmore. Lost touch when my Auntie Lily passed away several years ago. Really need to get an important message to him. He did have a Son Alan age 64 yrs who lived in Cradley Heath. Please help me someone, Jeanne Lesley Brawn (Rec'd 12 Jun 2013)
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I live in Melbourne Australia. I have a mother May Myatt (maiden name Hughes) aged 93 and I am trying to see if there are any of her relatives left in the area. She was a twin and brought up in an orphanage. Her mother\'s name was Leah Hughes who must have lived in the workhouse as she had a couple of children out of wedlock including my mother. My mother left England in around 1955 and had no contact with family after this. Cheers Nadine. (Rec'd 2nd Jun 2013)
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Hi. I'm trying to find my Aunty and Uncle. I haven't seen them for more than 20 yrs. there names are Eric and Kathleen Davies. They lived at that time in Dudley west midlands. .? Please help! Kathleen Summerfield (Rec'd 8th May 2013)
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hi im trying to find my blood father all i know is his name is michael harris he might have worked at new cross hospital wolverhampton , my mom worked there, her name would have been pamela bower at the time , he would probably be in his 60\'s now has im 43 years old thx. Dave Jones (Rec'd 22nd Apr 2013)
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I would like to know who is out there who attended Stourbridge Girls' High School mid 60's to early 70's? Felicity Quevatre (Rec'd 16th Apr 13)
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hi am tracy seddon and I am trying to trace my father, whom I have never met. He in lived in Penn area Wolverhampton in the 60s. My father is called John Shaw and was possibly born in the 1920s to 1935 in the Wolverhampton area. I am told that he was a very handsome man with blonde hair, well dressed, well spoken and educated. In the 60’s he was an engineer and travelled to a factory called ICI in Darwen, where he would work and fit machinery. He would stay for a number of nights in Darwen and then retrun to Wolverhampton. He never lived in Darwen though. It was during this time around 1961 that he met my mother Harriet Drinkall, who was divorced with three children Carol, Billy and Melvin. My mother fell pregnant with me and gave birth to me in 1963. She had already separated from my father, but he did return to try and see me when I was born and later when I was a teenager. But I was never given the opportunity to meet him and he left no contact details. At the time he was in a relationship with my mother, he was already married and she was his second wife. He had children with his first wife and children with his second wife. His second wife was pregnant at the same time as my mother and gave birth the same year I was born 1963. His second wife was also a lot younger than him. I am aware that my father may be deceased by now, but as he as other children I would like to also make contact with my half brothers and sisters. please reply to shirley.gorak7@gmail.com (Rec'd 11th Apr 2013)
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Hi, I'm an Italian girl living in London interested in a past story between my ancestor and the famous Firebrick Industry (nowadays called Harris and Pearson). Let me explain better, my grandad Mr Mario Tonini between 1943-1945 was captured and made prisoner of war, he cooperated with that firm. He passed away when he was still young and since immemorial time my dad is trying to find information about his prison camp and life in there. I only know that the manager at that time was Mr S.C. Waterton and also that my grandad had a presumed relationship with a young lady working in that prison camp called Nora(or Norah).
Please, let me know if you have informations about those people (or how to find infos), if they still are alive and how to contact them!I write here my grandad's details hoping they can be useful: Mr Mario Tonini, born on 7/06/1915 in San Martino dall\'Argine(Mantova)-Italy, musician, captured the 13 may 1943 in Enfidaville(Tunisia) and arrived in Uk on July 1943, his working camps from 1943 to 1946 were n 18, 54, 151, 272. I look forward to receiving your kind reply and I thank you in advance for the collaboration. You can write me an email or write in English to my dad's address Mr Tonini Luigi, via Garibaldi 49, 46010 San Martino dall\'Argine (Mantova)Italy. Elisa Tonini (Rec'd 25th Mar 2013)
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I'm looking for Terry (Terence F. Price) and his wife Elizabeth. Terry his mother and father owned an Iron or hardware shop on high Street. He flew a small cessna plane and belong to a flying club. His good friend was Kenneth Perks who also was a member of the club. The name of the store was Page and Bloomer. I knew him in the late 60's and owed hime money and then we lost touch. Dorann Wallrapp (Rec'd 24th Feb 2013)
I am trying to find a lady who was called Sandra Whyley she lived at 49 Church Ave Amblecote in the 1960/70s she would be in her 60\'s now but I would love to know what her life has been like. Andrew Smurfwaite (Rec'd 26th Nov 2012)
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I attended Old Swinford Hospital School from 1963 to 1966 I would love to hear from anyone else who attended the school at the same time. Andrew Smurfwaite (Rec'd 26th Nov 2012)

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I'm hoping that one of the people reading myay be able to help me. I'm trying to track down someone I went to Dudley College of Education with from 1974 to 1977. Her name is Patricia Irene Dunn; she was married to Jack and had a son called Anthony and a daughter ( I think her name was Rachel) who joined the RAMC She lived in Stourbridge at that time We were firm friends for those years through College, but because I was (at that time ) young and engaged, whereas Pat had a family and she was older than me, we lost touch. If you know this lady, I hope you might be able to contact her on my behalf and say that I\'m looking for her and pass on my details. My name at College was Denise Blair; I'm now Denise Milward (for the last 34 years!) My email address is denise@milward.org.uk (Rec'd 27th Nov 2012)
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AM LOOKING FOR MY WONDERFUL FRIEND, JENNIFER PIMPLEY, MARRIED ANDREW HADLEY, WITH 2 DAUGHTER LOUISE, AN JANE LIVE IN THE STOURBRIDGE AREA.WE ATTEND THE BOUNDLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN HELESOWEN, HER BROTHER ALLEN PIMLEY. PLEASE HELP ME FIND HER. THANK YOU. LOUISE STEWART.
Rec'd 21st Nov 2012)

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In the late 60s&70s I was a drummer in the band Magic Circle. Is anybody out there that can remember we played all the local clubs inc Stourbridge/Cradley/Walsall.If any of the other band members ie Jimm Gilbert/Plant (Not Robert Plant) etc would like to get in touch please do. How good would it be to get back together and play? Barry Trevis barrytrevis@btinternet.com (Rec'd 20th Aug 2012)
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My name is Eileen Vaughan; and lived in the High Street in Wordsley; My father worked at Stuarts Crystal Glass Works.
I attended Brockmoor School for Girls; and would love to hear from lost family and friends. Eileen Vaughan (Rec'd 3rd August 2012)
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My name is Trevor Davies and I live in Kidderminster. Can anyone please help me to locate and contact Peter Bowen. Peter would be in his late sixties now (2012). We were friends in the 1960\'s while we were both engineering apprentices at Richard Thomas and Baldwins Ltd in Brockmoor between 1960 and 1965. In 1963 we went together to Dortmund for a 3 month apprentice exchange visit and next year is the 50th anniversary of that visit. We had promised one another we would meet 50 years on but we have had no contact since 1968. I have no address or phone number for Peter. I remember that Peters parents lived in Witton Street Wollaston and his father owned an engineering workshop in Quarry Bank. If any of these details strike a chord with anyone and they have any information which could help me please could they e-mail me. Trevor Davies (Rec'd 5th July 2012)
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I'd like to 'catch up' with Corinne James, who lived in Stourbridge during the early 1990's. We worked together on Finning/Caterpillar promotional programmes, most notably during May 1992 (two decades ago!). Corinne is now married, so no longer ‘James’. Regards – ROB BENDELOW (Rec'd 3rd July 2012)
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Hello, I am wanting to get back in touch with my father's cousins children who live in Birmingham. However when I visited my aunt Joan Edwards, married to Eric Edwards, they lived on a golf course in Norton, Stourbridge. Their daughter was married to a local architect.
Kind regards, Stephanie Karl (Rec'd 23rd Apr 2012)
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When I was 19 I stayed for 3 summer months at 21 pedmore stourbridge place with the SMITH familly: Ron, Ray, Anthony 17, Jane 14, Graham13? and Richard 5 (my baby_sitting ) we met again x-mas 1964 where are you ? JOSSY
Devaud Josette (Rec'd 1st April 2012)
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Hello to everyone who knows me. The whole of my moms family was BROOKS from lye, I went to crabbe st school and valley rd school, I worked at lye GEE BEE supermarket with my wonderful mom Lil Nicholls, who also was a dinner lady at GRANGE SCHOOL, my dad worked for stourbridge rolling mills, my gran was rose brooks of birchfield rd, come on lets share some meomories. Sharon Nicholls shaznicho@googlemail.com (Rec'd 28th Feb 2012)
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I did my SRN training at Corbett Hospital in the 1950's and would love to make contact with other students from that era. We had a lovely Matron named Miss Gore, and night sister was Dora May. I moved to Crawley,Sussex and now live in Worthing. Hope someone reads this and makes contact. Thank you Stourbridge for happy memories! Marion Fadelle, nee Oakley. (Rec'd 22 Jan 2012)
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Any information about Colleen Patricia Ainsworth, DOB 6/1/1951. Mother: Jean Young (Rae/Janes). Father: John Albert. 38 Hagley Road, Stourbridge. Thanking anyone that can help! Sarah (Rec'd 7 Jan 2012) trevorleigh2@yahoo.com
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I am trying to make contact with a John H Dawes (H is for Hartley we believe) I know he was originally from the Stourbridge area and would love anyone who knows of him to make contact. Steve (Rec'd 14th Dec 2011)

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I lived in Stourbridge jan-june 1961, at Ryders, 4 Greenfield Ave. The daugther's name was Marion and I think she is probably the only one now alive. It would be really nice to make contact with her if possible. Olle Linden (Rec'd 26 Nov 2011)
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Hi, my maiden name was Cox and I lived in Stambermill and would like to contact anyone who knew me.
Ann Cairns john@cairn2000.freeserve.co.uk (Rec'd 21st Oct 2011)

I\'m wondering if you have any information on my great great grandfather who was mayor of stourbridge? He was C.S Hall and his wife was Evelyn Alice Hall. Thank you Hayley Hall depp-crazy@hotmail.com (Rec'd 21st Oct 2011)
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Hi trying to find Micky Fryer from lye, Stourbrige he would be in his sixties, he was best man to Tina and Steve Heathcote.
Christina Strauss (Rec'd 13th Sep 2011)
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I am interested to meet Helen Millwood who lived in Wollaston hairdressers, and knew her whilst at King Edwards Grammar School.
Gwyn Williams
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Hoping to trace and possibly contact the family of David Boughton-Thomas, who in 1956 was living at Holly Bank, Norton, Stourbridge. At that time he owned a vintage Alvis, which later was acquired by my father. I'm trying to assemble a full history of the car and David evidently played a part in it! Thanks, Andy Spiceley. (Rec'd 6th Aug 2011)
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hi I am looking for a christeen williams.thats was her maiden name in 1972.she lived in wordsley we use to go out together,we met when she worked partime in tesco,christeen had a sister called marion,her mum worked at bsr and her dad at longbrige car factoty in the seventies,would love to hear from you christeen I will remember your blonde hair and lovely smile.my mobile is 07733478160,neil golba (Rec'd 29 May 2011)

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I am helping a friend whose father went from Stoke Mandeville to a Ministry of Pensions Hospital in Stourbridge.  John George Whiddon b.1910, in Devon was a member of an RAF plane which crashed in Alexandria, Egypt in WW2.  John (Jack) was the only survivor and was given compassionate leave.  On his way home to see his family he suffered a brain haemorrhage and spent the remaining ten years of his life in hospital. My friend's mother was also unable to look after their son, Albert, who was fostered in Scotland.  He is now anxious to regain contact with any members of his birth family.  Albert remembers being taken to visit his father in hospital in Stourbridge.  I have searched for Jack's death and think I have found it in Chepstow.  Jack's mother Susan may have lived in Stourbridge too.  There is also a connection with Bath and a family called Pepperell. Albert has told me what he remembers but has lost the address of the only cousin he was in touch with.  He, and I, would be most grateful for any help.  
Regards, Frances Sharp (Rec'd 24 Feb 10)