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Gertrude Hough 1912-1957

Me with mum

The picture here shows me, aged a few months old, with my mother, Gertrude Hough.

She was born in 1912 into a large family in Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent. Her parents were William Hough and Florence Eagles.

She worked in domestic service on a farm in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, as a decoration artist in the pottery industry in Stoke-on-Trent, and as a doctor's receptionist in Hanley.

She and my father Thomas Lee Manchester were married in 1955 and I was born in 1956. However she was suffering from cancer, from which she died in 1957. She was cremated at Carmountside, Abbey Hulton.