The Marlowes Parade Shops 1940s Hemel Hempstead
By Maria Russell
Hi ya, I was born in Hemel Hempstead in 1965, as was my mum and grandma. My mum’s maiden name is Wilson; her father was John Wilson, a builder by trade and special police officer. He died when my mum was just 6 years old. I am trying to find out about his brother, who we believe ran the greengrocers which was situated on the Marlowes Parade, we believe in the 1940s. We believe that there is also a connection with the Wilsons to a garage in the same area.
My Grandma was Doris (Nora) Buckoke, her maiden name, then to become Doris Wilson and then, when she remarried after her husband’s death, Doris Latchford. Doris and John Wilson had two girls, my mum Barbara (married name Coshall) and Beryl (married name Butler).
If you know anything or have any pictures of this side of my family, I would love to hear from you.
Barbara and Bernard Coshall’s Daughter