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Two weddings in November 1943
published by RosieW on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 15:26

Further to my previous post above regarding two funerals mentioned in the 1945 Clevedon Mercury, I then turned my attention to the reporting of my paternal grandfather's funeral in November l943.  Again I have an original page from the paper, and again a little ragged around the edges!  

There are two weddings mentioned on the pages I have, which may help someone with their researches.  I would mention that the reporting of these weddings (as with the funerals before) are in the 'old style' we used to see in the newspapers, in that they give full accounts of the bride's dress, veil, flowers, plus the bridesmaids and what the respective mothers' wore. 

If these names ring any bells do contact me and I will pass on the details to you.  The weddings are:

PTE W.C. Wakefield and Miss M Bibbing, which took place at Clevedon Parish Church.  

It would appear that both PTE Wakefield and his best man, Sgt Adam Stark, had been prisoners of war together.

Also the wedding was attended by Lord and Lady Teignmouth (who also acted as witnesses)  

The second wedding is:

Dennis Fredk Sansum and Margaret May Morris - both of Clevedon. 

The account is lengthy, even telling us they went to Ilfracombe for their honeymoon and the fact that (even though it was war time) they received over 50 presents!  

As I say above, if they are of interest to you, do let me know.  




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published by RosieW on Sun, 09/02/2020 - 14:29

Not so much a query, more I have information which might help someone.

I have the original page of the Clevedon Mercury newspaper featuring my maternal grandfather's funeral details - it is dated 2 June 1945. It is a little worn around the edges now (like me!) but still very readable. 

Whilst looking at the page the other day I noticed there were two other funeral details featured there. 

One was for ALFRED MARK DYER of 17 Council House, Claverham who died aged 48.

The second is for ERNEST ARTHUR (TOM) PALLENT of 169 Old Street, Clevedon - apparently he used to work at Hales Cake Factory, Clevedon. 

Just wondering if these names mean anything to anyone.  If so, there is a whole list of relatives which might help someone. 


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Burial Plot Map for Milton Road Cemetery
published by gricharduk on Fri, 17/01/2020 - 11:01

Good Morning,

I have a couple of family members interred in Milton Road Cemetery. I know the plot numbers (from the very helpful transcripts on this site): In short, how do I go about finding where in the cemetery they are interred so I can visit their graves? I noticed a general area map on the cemetery noticeboard but I cannot work out how to tie the plot numbers to the actual cemetery area. I do know they are both buried on consecrated ground. Lastly, did anything ever come of this Digital Map of Milton Road Cemetery project?

Thank you very much for any help or advice,


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Alma Marie BREGEON
published by joan sparke on Fri, 03/01/2020 - 14:44

Alma Marie BREGEON died in  WSM on 22 Sept 1977 aged 88. I have accessed the Red

Cross web-site , Anyone with more knowledge? Where would I look for an obituary.

The lady was related to my husband and we have a good photo of her.

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Christmas Percy BLOOM
published by joan sparke on Fri, 03/01/2020 - 14:39

Christmas Percy BLOOM was born in Smallburgh, Norfolk in Dec 1908. My 1st cousin 1x removed  but nothing more known and his Mother Minnie L BLOOM nee Seaton

died when he was 3  any ideas anyone?


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Lewis Henry SHERBORNE and Mary Bridget MURPHY
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 01/01/2020 - 23:08

Happy New Year!  I received this query yesterday and wondered whether any of you had connections with this family or knew what happened to them.  Lewis H SHERBORNE was born in 1910 at the White Hart at Congresbury - It's still there, on the Wrington Road out of Congresbury. He married Mary Bridget MURPHY in 1945 but no one seems to know what happened to them afterwards.  They had a daughter who was adopted in 1946 and went to Australia with her adoptive parents.  Eliza SHERBORNE, Lewis's mother, was still the Inn Keeper of the White Hart when she died in 1961 and was buried in Congresbury.  Thank you.

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