Credit: St Helens Local History & Archives. Scanned at a Wargrave Big Local Event
Marian Cropper has provided these images and details about the postcard sent from Corporal W.C. Hill to Ethel Martin at Wargrave School to thank her for sending a pair of socks she knitted.
Ethel was born in Wargrave Road in 1902, to Edwin Martin of Park Road and Emily Louise Payne of Wargrave Road. They married at Emmanuel Church on 14th August 1901 and also had a younger daughter, Louise.
Edwin Martin was an engineer for the Vulcan Loco Works who travelled to Brazil and Bolivia in 1911 and was away from home for years working as a fitter and erector on the railways.
Ethel married Wilf Ashby of Gorton, Manchester in 1928 and they had a daughter, Jenny. Ethel lived to the age of 92 and is buried in Gorton Cemetery.