It was lovely hearing so promptly from you with all your family news. I always felt that sometime, someday a connection would be made with all this new technology.
I have been married to John now for 48 years (you were our bridesmaid at 5 years old). We have 2 daughters, Denise aged 45 and Diane aged 42. Denise is married to Steve and lives in Sydney. Diane is married to Shane (from Limerick) and has two boys, Kieran aged 9 and Luke aged 6. They live in Kent. We moved from Barnehurst,Kent (where you visited us as Miss Ireland and we all went to London to the Lord Mayor's Show and waved home made banners at you in the float!!) we now live on the south coast.
My brother John is divorced. He has a daughter Petra, aged 37 who is married to Phil and lives in Surrey. John splits his time between his flat in London and his house in Calahonda!!!! what a small world it is.
M,y mum died in 1994. All of our older relations are now deceased except for my A|unt Lil who is in America , aged 91. She lives with her son Jim and his son Bill.
Your dad remarried but didnt have any more children.
Hope you find this info of interest, love, your Aunt Carolx
I will try and answer any questions you have as best I can.
Your dad's name was changed by deed poll from Chopping to Clayton when he was young as my mum wasn't married when she had him. Your dad was the eldest followed by John and then me.
Aunt Lil was my mum's half sister, as was George,Roly and Dot. They were from my nan's second marriage to ?Ryan. My mum was from the first marriage to ?Chopping, as was Clara and Mary (who died when I was little).
Dot was married to Joe.Graham is her son. Clara was married to Harry and have Sheila and Derek. George was married to Molly.
My daughter Diane is in Calahonda with her family for a few more daysand often visits Mijas etc. If you are around when she is there she could pop into your office and say a quick hello if you like. We were there in June.
If you would like to send me your email address I could scan some pix for you.