I've been bashing away at Mandy's birth father's illusive history, there is DNA evidence which pin pointed Harold Cecil Patterson which ties in with family diary entry, also there is a 'sister' Florence Patterson who lived in Llandudno and where Harold ended up living and she was visited by Mandy's uncle Dudley after the show down which prevented Harold entering into a bigamous marriage. He had already married Blodwen the barmaid back in 1933. By chance perhaps those transcribing the 1939 register also updated it from time to time into 'modern' times, even up to 1990 I am given to believe although the annotations vary and there was no 'system' in place and as they were also used by the new NHS set up there are other health service numbers and characters used. An entry for Stretford near Mandy's family home in Chorlton housed two people surname Mayoh, one was Florence Mayoh then added later the name Patterson, a date and various scribbles gives 1961 which I gather is the date it was amended rather than the date of an event. So it looks like our Florence but how was she a Patterson, no marriage record as yet although she states married. Frustrating isn't it, everything to do with both my own natural father Jim O'Grady and Mandy's dad Harold Patterson is a mystery but that probably reflects their chaotic life.
I'm not sure what we'll be doing for the rest of the week, plenty to go at though, anyway here are shots from Chesterfield yesterday.