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180) Della Dickerson  Female
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Friday, 8 February 2019 09:25

I have Just seen your website and was so interested to see the comments. My mum was Dorothy Gamble from Aerodrome Road in Hawkinge. She left there when she married my dad in 1962 at the age of around 38! Her mum and dad were Gertrude(cissy) and Jack (John) Gamble and she had brothers Dick and Alf.
I think she was born in Cheriton and then my Grandad built the bungalow which is still there today.
She worked in the shop on the corner of Aerodrome Rd and as a teen/early 20s was in the fire service.
My husband and I went for a visit to Hawkinge about 5 years ago, just before my mum died, and she was too frail to make the journey but I couldnt get over how the big open feilds of the Drome had been filled with houses and almost nothing I remember of my childhood visits is left. She said she wanted to remember it as it was and it would be too upsetting.
She had the Folkestone Herald sent to her for years and I bought her all the books on Folkestone, Cheriton, and Hawkinge that I could find, and I have always had a special place in my heart for this part of Kent.
I saw the name 'Brisley' in one of the comments and I know she had a friend, Joan Brisley.
Does anyone else remember my mum?

Helen Seeley Saturday, 29 June 2019 02:21
Hello
I donít remember your mum but we are distant relative! My maiden name was Gamble and I vaguely remember Aunt Cis and Uncle John. John was my grandfather William Gamble's uncle although they were very close in age and brought up as brothers. Feel free to send me a FB friend request to possibly share more family history. My dad is alive and kicking and has a very goodmemory of the family - he would undoubtedly remember your mum! Helen

Helen Seeley Saturday, 29 June 2019 02:21
Hello
I donít remember your mum but we are distant relative! My maiden name was Gamble and I vaguely remember Aunt Cis and Uncle John. John was my grandfather William Gamble's uncle although they were very close in age and brought up as brothers. Feel free to send me a FB friend request to possibly share more family history. My dad is alive and kicking and has a very goodmemory of the family - he would undoubtedly remember your mum! Helen

Helen Seeley Saturday, 29 June 2019 02:21
Hello
I donít remember your mum but we are distant relative! My maiden name was Gamble and I vaguely remember Aunt Cis and Uncle John. John was my grandfather William Gamble's uncle although they were very close in age and brought up as brothers. Feel free to send me a FB friend request to possibly share more family history. My dad is alive and kicking and has a very goodmemory of the family - he would undoubtedly remember your mum! Helen
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