Born In Bentham In 1946 - a Memory of High Bentham.
I was born in High Bentham in 1946 even though my mum by then was living in Manchester. She insisted in returning home to have me and a year later my sister to make sure we were Yorkshire lasses,
I was born in the front bedroom of 1 Station Road next to Angus's. My mum's maiden name was Winnie Williams and her mum was Clara and her dad Billy Williams. Her dad had 2 sisters, Suey and Ellen, and a brother John. My mum's sister Kath Downham lived in Low Bentham until recently. As a child I longed to stay whenever I visited Bentham and I am proud to have been born there.
I have only one relative left now in Bentham, my mum's brother Bernard.
My cousin Kevin Downham left Bentham some time ago but I met up with him and my Uncle Bernard a couple of years ago along with Bernard's 3 children.
My family in Bentham is now almost gone so if my story rings any bells with anyone still there please reply.
A memory shared by on Mar 12th, 2011. Send Clare Mc Clelland a message
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