Gravestone of GOLDFINCH Margaret 1919; GOLDFINCH Ada Emily 1954; GOLDFINCH Edwin Chandler 1955; JENNER Arthur 1975; JENNER Ida 1983

Gravestone of GOLDFINCH Margaret 1919; GOLDFINCH Ada Emily 1954; GOLDFINCH Edwin Chandler 1955; JENNER Arthur 1975; JENNER Ida 1983
Dawn Sedgwick

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  • What a lovely memory. Thank you for that further information and we are glad that you like the site.

    By Christine Waterman (19/01/2021)
  • This is my father’s family’s grave. These Ida and Arthur were his parents. Edwin and Ada were his grandparents. He believes that Margaret, his mother’s young sister, died of leukemia. Dad was born in Deal and grew up in St Margaret’s. He went to the village school and was evacuated during WW2 first to Sussex then to Wales. But he remembers the big guns, and his dad having to remove his front wall when they were being transported out of the village after the war. When he returned he went to Dover Grammar School leaving to join the Royal Navy when he was about 17. His dad had a garage and taxi business, and his grandad Goldfinch ran the village bakery for many years, followed by one of his sons. We used to visit my grandparents every year when I was a child. We still have a few relatives living in this area. Dad is now 88 and lives in Dorset. He hasn’t been able to visit for a number of years. He thinks his older brother Terrance, used to keep the grave tidy, before he passed away. We have enjoyed looking at the old photos together on this website.

    By Amanda Watson (30/12/2020)

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