We currently have our friends Lynne & Barry staying with us in between their trips aboard and yesterday I mentioned Ilminster. They attended the funeral of Barry’s cousin’s father in law on Monday and and I was told he came from Ilminster.
Apparently it was Reg Forbes – brother of Irene Forbes, who was in his eighties.
Irene is sitting in the middle between Shirley Hewitt on the left and Margaret Mason on the right.
I don’t remember him as Irene is about 10 years older than me and he would have been 10 years older than her but some of you may remember him.
Sad that another Summervalian has gone to join so many others but what a legacy these people have left us.
STC really was a family affair – Irene’s father, her brother and herself all worked there and I believe Reg’s son Stuart and his son Christian continued the family tradition.
I also bumped into Jessie Satchell in town looking amazing as always.
Here is a photo of Jessie -“Digging for Britain!”
Her grand daughter Dani came over recently from New Zealand to get married
and I believe Tony is in the UK until January.
If you read this Tony, it would be great to hear from you.