Joyce Rawson

  • Born: 12 April 1927
  • Died: 28 September 2018


mum was born in Grimsby, 6th of 9 children, to her fisherman father and mother who came from a Suffolk family originally. mum grew up in Grimsby, being evacuated from Armstrong Street School in 1939 just before the outbreak of war. She remembered hearing the declaration of war whilst in Church. Mum loved Skegness even though the beach was cordoned off. She remembers she was in the Park Hotel, enjoying posh curls of butter restaurant style. mum was homesick so came home after a year. She spent later years of the war working at the co op and dancing with the RAF  men!! Which is how she met our dad and wound up in Sheffield, married in December 1946 and moving in with our man at Firth PPark. mum worked at the co op and Debenhams in later years before moving to High Green and Newgate Close in 1997when dad died. She loved being social secretary and being involved in the Centre.
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