Hallo Peter, my name is John Taroni, my father's name was Alfred John Taroni and his brother [my Uncle] was Joe. If they are the same Alf and Joe, thenI can tell you that both have sadly died. My Dad, Alf, died a long time ago of a heart attack, and the last time I met my uncle Joe was at my Dad's funeral.About six months or so after my Dad's funeral my unlce Joe died of cancer of the liver [I believe]. I remember my uncle Joe as a small man, very kind and friendly. He was a ganger on the railway. My Dad spent 23 years in the Army [APTC] so we spent very little time in one place. We sort of see-sawed between Catterick Camp in Yorkshire and the Far East. I cannot remember my paternal grandparents, I believe that my Dad was not very happy at home and left to join the Army very young. I can only just remember visiting my paternal grandparents once or twice? I have no recollection of thier appearance. As we spent such a long time away from the Midlands we never really saw a great deal of Dad's family which I must say I feel sad about. I know that I have an aunt Alice, and a AuntNancy, who I believe my Mum did try to keep in contact with.My Mum is still alive and living in Kent, her name is Elsie. Following my family trait I too have been very nomadic and have not lived at one address for any great deal of time. This is not to say that I have had many careers because I spent 12 years in the RAF, and have only had two other occupations since then. One of the sad consequences of leading a nomadic life is that if one of my paternal relatives passed me in the street I would not be able to recognize them.I do not know any of my cousins their names or where they live. The last piece of information before going is that my Dad told me that his Dad was a brother of Henry Taroni [of scrap fame]. Hope this information helps and if you can fill in the gaps I would be very plesed to hear from you.Best wishes - John Taroni.