WATKINS LAPHAM updated 2009

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  • ID: I0290
  • Name: Alison Mary Lapham
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 16 MAY 1908 in Rostellan House, Filton, Gloucestershire UK Chipping Sodbury, Births Sep 1908 6a 223
  • Death: 22 DEC 1999 in Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands UK 1 of 5 days chest infection
  • Event: Alison writes 23 SEP 1999 Garden full of flowers AML BB
  • Event: Teachers ref. no. 1928 28/01328
  • Event: Leah beloved 27 DEC 1937 Spaniel killed AML BB
  • Event: Teacher training 1926 Brighton Municipal Training College
  • Event: The Birghthelmstonian MAY 1936 Old Girls Magazine
  • Event: School 1919 Colston Girls School
  • Event: Pupil Teacher 1925 Filton
  • Burial: JAN 2000 Ashes scattered between the apple trees back of 230 Widney Lane Solihull B91 3JY 2
  • Baptism: 10 JUN 1908 Whitsun, Filton Parish Church by the Rector
  • Reference Number: 290
  • ADDR:
  • ADR1: 230 Widney Lane
  • CITY: Solihull
  • STAE: West Midlands
  • POST: B91 3JY
  • PHON: SOL 0458
  • PHON: SOL 0458
  • Medical Information: 5' 9 tall infection as complication of surgery for fractured neck of femur (L) Wound debridement done
  • Note:
    deputy head in charge of infants, taught reception class
    Headmaster Mr Brooking
    Dixon Road Junior and Infants School
    now at Cooksey Road
    Small Heath
    Birmingham 10

    holiday Switzerland Basle August Sept 1959

    Married Mrs. David Watkins
    The Cottage
    Coleshill Street
    Sutton Coldfield
    Warwickshire telephone Sutton Coldfield 1548

    about 1938 to
    Fallowmead
    230 Widney lane
    Solihul
    Warcks B71 3JY telephone SOL 0458 became 0121 705 0458

    Florence Caroline Lapham nee Evans their mother
    was in a mental hospital from about 1914 to 1924
    would this be Gloucester ?

    Norman R Lapham * November 21, 1898
    Howard Bartley Lapham * September 12, 1900

    in 1901 census at 132 Cheltenham Road

    Norah Lapham * March 4, 1903
    Evelyn (May) Lapham * August 17, 1907 about 1929 dementia precox to mental hospital
    Alison Mary Lapham * May 16, 1908 my mother
    Alfred George (Dick) Lapham * October 19, 1912
    Sheila Lapham * April 2, 1915

    Olive Meade * December 11 ???? died March 12, 1969 << all ancestors wanted
    maried a Brian Hooper and a life long friend

    all the Lapham siblings attended Filton school to age 7 then took tram from Horfield to Bishopston
    attending Bishops Road Elementary School

    if the weather was good they walked the 3 miles and spent the ticket money on sweets

    Alison 1919 and May won scholarships to Colston Girls Scool

    Alison returnd to Filton school as a pupil teacher 1925

    Alison amd Olive went on to train as teachers Brighton Municipal Training College 1926-8

    In her final year, my mother told me, the City of Birmingham Education department visited the College to recruit teachers
    She passed the interview and was offered ajob.
    She accepted at once because jobs were hard to get in 1928
    She moved to Birmingham and lived in digs going home to her parents for the school holidays.
    One day she was walking up New Street she met another old girl from Colston who was married to a bank manager. She was invited home to tea and introduced to my father.

    Many letters have survived from their courtship, Alison in fact hoarded letters and school reports, both her own and mine, and left a remarkable archive includig her birthday book whichshe used from age 9 until shedied aged 91








    Father: Alfred Thomas Lapham b: 15 OCT 1872 in 15 Campbell Street Bristol BS2 8XE Clifton Dec 1872 6a 78 AML BB "Daddy"
    Mother: Florence Caroline Evans b: 13 JUN 1877 in St Philips AML BB RGO Bristol 6d 21 5 Merchant Street

    Marriage 1 Olive Mandeville Mead b: 11 DEC 1907 in Edmonton 3a 466 Mr 1908
    • Event: Friends ABT 1915 in friends from Brighton Training College
    Children
    1. Has Children Living Hooper
    2. Has Children Living Hooper

    Marriage 2 Dorothy Hare b: 28 JUN in AML BB B. M. T. C.
    • Event: Friends ABT 1926 in friends from Brighton College of Education

    Marriage 3 Alfred Henry (David) Watkins b: 17 AUG 1907 in Usk Monmouthshire
    • Married: 23 DEC 1933 in St John Baptist Church, Berkswell, Warwickshire
    • Event: Witness 1 23 DEC 1933 in John Percival Knight Rennie
    • Event: Witness 2 23 DEC 1933 in Howard Bartley Lapham
    • Event: Officiating 23 DEC 1933 in Arthur Lionel Whittaker, Rector of Berkswell
    Children
    1. Has Children Living Watkins

    Marriage 4 Joseph Stanley Forman b: 20 DEC 1904
    • Event: Friends ABT 1944 in friends from about 1944 and a father figure to me HBW
    Children
    1. Has Children Living Watkins

    Sources:
    1. Title: Hugh Watkins memories
      Text: I was present
    2. Title: Hugh Watkins memories
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