Margaret Perry (b. 1922): Names & Dates

Margaret Perry was born in 1922, in Nottingham.

Margaret Perry aged 18, in 1940
Margaret Perry aged 18, in 1940

She was the third of four children, Raymond (born 1914), Leonora (1916), and Beryl (1926).

Margaret and her husband Toni (married 1950), with their children Richard and Helen outside Buckingham Palace, 1958
Margaret and her husband Toni (married 1950), with their children Richard and Helen outside Buckingham Palace, 1958

 

She married, aged 20, in 1942, only to divorce soon later.

She remarried in 1950, aged 28, to a Polish pilot, Toni.

Together they had two children,
Richard (b.1951)
and Helen (b.1954).

References and photographs:

Perry, Margaret, Untitled, TS, pp.38 (c.13,000 words). Extract in J. Burnett (ed.), Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of childhood, education and family from the 1820s to the 1920s (London: Allen Lane, 1982), pp.319-24 (2.606)

Perry, Margaret, Family Life in the Royal Air Force and Later (London: Serendipity Publishing, 2006)

 

If you would like to research your own family history, here are some helpful websites to get you started:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/

http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/

To look at area-specific newspapers, check out this handy site: http://airminded.org/bibliography/british-newspapers-online-1901-1950/

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