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raymo in uk

Updated November 9, 2000

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MY FAMILY APPEAR TO ORIGINATE FROM SOUTH WALES IN THE BRITISH ISLES. MY GRANDFATHER WAS SELF EMPLOYED BY SELLING FRUIT AND
VEG DOOR TO DOOR BY HORSE AND CART, WHICH MY FATHER TOOK OVER.
DURING THE DEPRESSION IN 1938 MY FAMILY MOVED TO ESSEX, WHEN I
WAS JUST 6 MONTHS YOUNG. MY FATHER WORKED IN THE MARCONIES RADIO
FACTORY,AND THROUGH HARD WORK (BUT NO EDUCATION) STARTED HIS OWN
SMALL TEA ROOM AFTER THE WAR. HE PROGRESSED WELL OVER THE YEARS,
AND BOUGHT BETTER BUSINESS RESTAURANTS AND HOMES FOR US TO LIVE
IN. MY FATHER DIED IN 1992 AT THE AGE OF 86 YRS. I WAS EMPLOYED IN THE ESSEX AMBULANCE SERVICE FOR THE 35 YRS FROM 1959-TO-1994.
AND TOOK EARLY RETIREMENT AT THE AGE OF 57.---MY DEAR WIFE GILL
DIED SUDDENLY YOUNG WITH LUKEAMIA IN 1983 AT THE AGE OF 43, AND
I HAD THREE CHILDREN, WHEN I MARRIED A WIDOW NAMED MAUREEN WHO
HAD TWO CHILDREN.

 
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