Amy Wilkes 1898 – 1948

We remember our mother as a very quiet lady, whose life was a constant struggle. She always tried, when times were hard, to do the best for her three children. During the Second World War, food became scarce and rationing was implemented, she still managed to keep us all going. We use to work on the land, picking peas, potatoes, and sometimes fruit. This extra effort, and money, made a difference to our lives.

The photograph top left is of Amy as a young girl with her Grandmother and brother Arthur.

In 1943 our younger sister, Rita, was taken ill and died. This was the beginning of the end for Amy, she gave up. Due to a broken heart and eventual ill health she died prematurely at the age of 51. Her surviving children were Dennis, who was 22 at the time and Audrey, who was 19. Read more…

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