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Andreab
29-10-2007, 2:15 PM
We are trying to find out something about my mother in law. Apparently she was born 9.3.1914 in London Katherine Wilhelmina Clarke. We can't find her registered so can't send for b/c.
Katherine was with her mother at the age of 3 but she was later taken in by a family, the Cooke's. Her mum was a showgirl who died in the flu epidemic at the end of WW1. Katherine lived on a farm with foster family (Presumably the Cooke's) in Billericay Essex. She left here at the age of 14 to live with 2 older ladies. As a young adult she worked at Lyons Corner House in The Strand where she worked her way up to a position of some importance. She did marry and had 2 boys.

Now you know as much as we do!!!!
Where do we go from here? Can someone point us in the right direction.
Regards
Andrea Brownsdon

Peter Goodey
29-10-2007, 3:14 PM
Apparently she was born 9.3.1914 in London Katherine Wilhelmina Clarke. We can't find her registered so can't send for b/c.

Births Mar 1914
Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page

ARNOLD-CLAYTON Katherine W Clarke Marylebone 1a 1008

NB Clarke is the mother's maiden name

Sue Mackay
29-10-2007, 4:56 PM
Davran just posted this link in another thread and I think you would be interested too.

http://www.kzwp.com/lyons/cornerhouses.htm