Hi! I'm new to all this but I'd love to hear from anyone with info on my branch of the family:
Thomas Grimstone Deards (my father) b 10th May 1900, London UK, d 1982. His brothers: William (or Bill), Jack (also known as John and Tim), Walter, Charlie (Charles).
The boys were born in the East End of London, and I think lived in Nunhead from the 1900's to about 1960.Most then moved to Surrey, including my dad, who owned a chain of hardware shops in Surrey, Sussex and London.In fact the one in the Old Kent Road in London I believe still bears his name: "T Deards" above the door!
Thomas's dad was called John and worked for a brewery, possibly Charringtons, all his life.Tom's mum was Sarah.
I'd be grateful for any info, or tips on how I can start researching!
Many thanks Janet Thorpe (nee Deards) Crawley, W. Sussex, UK