Dean Evans Family History
Cyril Stanley EVANS
My father suffered from a defect to his knee and eventually had an operation
to remove the kneecap leaving him with no joint at the knee so that he walked
with a stiff leg. Although, today, this might be considered a serious handicap,
it did not seem to affect my father as he rode a bicycle and climbed ladders
and worked on the roof of houses as if he was fully able bodied. During the
WW2 he was an Air Raid Warden
serving at the Foleshill Headquarters.
My father married Winifred Irene Chaplin
"Win" on 4 September 1937 at St Laurence's. Mum was born on 9
March 1909 in Newtown Road, Bedworth. She was sent to live with her Aunt in
Guildborough, Northants and was there until she started school. By the time
she returned home her mother and father had moved from Bedworth to Bell Green
where grandad took over the running of the Bell Inn.
Mum and dad's first child was a girl but was stillborn: Three boys followed of
which I was the youngest.
|Dean Vincent EVANS.
After my father died my mother moved to Exhall and finally into
sheltered housing at 7 Larkspur Close, Bude Village, Bedworth where she died
on 4 February 1997. After a funeral service at St Laurences Church, Bell Green,
her body was cremated at Canley Crematorium, Coventry.