George Deer MP was my great uncle on my mother’s side. His wife was not Ivy but Olive Gertrude (nee Stoakes), born 1897. As a child in the 1960s I experienced her kindness and generosity and superb knitting skills - I still have old dolls (bairns) wearing knitted dresses she conjured out of nowhere in minutes.
Olive Gertrude Stoakes was my great grandma's sister whose family were in Grimsby. She was born & lived here before moving away with George then returning in later life to live in Hunsley Crescent.
Emma thank you. I think Ivy may have been his second wife. I have seen the entry for both of them at this house in the electoral registers
Lynn- how amazing. Would you have any pictures you could share with us for our archives. If you do and are able to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Mark Bery, Secretary Streatham Society
The latest edition of our newsletter - 254, Autumn 2023 are now being posted or delivered to local addressesOur next event is on Tuesday 5th December 2023, a paid-up member's-only Christmas party and talk by Andy Thomas on "A Festive Christmas"