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  • Nickname  Roz 
    Gender  Female 
    _UID  D8203536D8D21A418456D5B4E9486A268CE9 
    Person ID  I3  British Roots
    Last Modified  12 Dec 2009 
     
    Father  William Edward TURNER,   b. 14 May 1902, 28 Ashington Rd, Fulham, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1981, Pembury Hospital, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Edith Alice TIDY,   b. 31 Mar 1905, Braywick Grove, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1999, Crowborough Hospital, E Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1929  St Mary's Church, Putney Parish Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F28  Group Sheet
     
    Family  James KAY,   b. 19 Jul 1929, Aldbrorough, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1988, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Kevin James KAY
    >2. Rodney Edward KAY
    >3. Nicholas KAY
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet
     
  • Photos
    A view of Bluntisham looking from the end of the village towards the St Ives Road and the thirteenth century St Mary's Church.
    A view of Bluntisham looking from the end of the village towards the St Ives Road and the thirteenth century St Mary's Church.
    The Morrison Shelter-1941 cartoon
    The Morrison Shelter-1941 cartoon
    The Turner family had an indoor Morrison Shelter in their dining room. It replaced the dining table and was used for Pat & Rosalie to sleep in during nights when the outdoor shelter was not used. They hated sleeping in the same bed and had their bed "territories" divided by a long bolster!
    The Morrison Shelters saved many lives and was named after Herbert Morrison.
    Cartoon of Barrage Balloon
    Cartoon of Barrage Balloon
    Barrage Balloons were flying all around the Beckenham area and were a particular source of wonderment to Rosalie Turner who was about 4 years old
    Bofors Gun
    Bofors Gun
    One of the anti-aircraft guns sited near to Stanhope Grove
    The Stores East Malling,the village green and the King and Queen public house
    The Stores East Malling,the village green and the King and Queen public house
    The Stores is seen at the left
    Poster in buses,trams and trains in 1941
    Poster in buses,trams and trains in 1941
    The aftermath of a doodlebug
    The aftermath of a "doodlebug"
    Beckenham suffered badly from the German V1 flying bombs during the summer of 1944.Many people were killed and houses were reduced to rubble.
    A V1 Flying Bombs- a doodlebug in flight
    A V1 Flying Bombs- a "doodlebug" in flight
    The V2 rocket
    The V2 rocket
    The first V2 rocket fell on 8th September 1944 and the attacks went on until the 18th September when Londoners believed that they had stopped for good. Unfortunately that was not the case and on 3rd October attacks recommenced. The final V2 rocket was in March 1945 when Londoners were preparing themselves for the onslslaught of the expected V3s.
    Guarding the remains of a Doodlebug
    Guarding the remains of a Doodlebug
    A policeman guards the remains of one of the first doodlebugs to hit London. Beckenham was the home of the Turner family and suffered quite badly from Doodlebug attack.
    Gas Mask Poster
    Gas Mask Poster
    These were to be seen everywhere the Turner family went in Beckenham and people carried their gas masks with them wherever they went.Rosalie was just old enough to escape the awful contraptions issued for babies under two but was given instead a peculiar affair with flippers at the nose. Both girls had smart "leather" cases for their masks and luminous false flower buttonholes to wear in the blackout.
    Auxiliary Fire Service engine leaving its station
    Auxiliary Fire Service engine leaving its station
    The AFS had a station at the top of Stanhope Grove and the sound of their clanging bells was heard repeatedly during the nights of the blitz
    Shelter Regulations
    Shelter Regulations
    Edith and Rosalie with Gibby
    Edith and Rosalie with Gibby
    Edith Turner nee Tidy with daughter Rosalie and Gibby the donkey at at Gibby's Cottage.
    Letter from Clementine Churchill (back)
    Letter from Clementine Churchill (back)
    At their Christmas Party in Beckenham in 1941 Edith dressed her daughters in grass skirts,stained their bodies brown and accompanied them on the piano while they danced to the tune of Oh By Jingo. After the performance a collection was taken for the "Aid to Russia" fund. This is the letter of thanks received by Clementine Churchill.
    Letter from Clementine Churchill (front)
    Letter from Clementine Churchill (front)
    Church Walk, East Malling looking towards the church of St James the Great.
    Church Walk, East Malling looking towards the church of St James the Great.
    The picture shows the green on the left and the entrance to the tea room of the East Malling Stores on the right. The stream that ran through the garden of the Stores emerged under a boundary wall at the side of this road and a protective railing had been erected to prevent church goers falling in. This was a favourite place for Rosalie Turner as she would liked to sit on the rail,grasping it tightly and swing herself upside down and up the other side.

    The Stores is now the Nasima Tandoori Indian Restaurant
    Rosalie and Jim
    Rosalie and Jim
    The Kays-Rosalie Kay nee Turner and Jim Kay
    Rosalie at Oldholbans with her goats
    Rosalie at Oldholbans with her goats
    Rosalie Kay nee Turner with her goats at Oldholbans Park Cottage
    Rosalie and Pat
    Rosalie and Pat
    Rosalie and Pat Turner with Pat's flatmate and friends in Morfa Nevin abt 1957
    Steelcross Mirage
    Steelcross Mirage
    One of the English setters bred by Roz and Nick Kay.
    Roz with Steelcross Muscari
    Roz with Steelcross Muscari
    Hayley the Pointer with Rosalie Kay nee Turner
    Rosalie
    Rosalie
    Rosalie Turner in the garden at East Malling soon after the Second World War.
    Wendy and Cuckoo
    Wendy and Cuckoo
    The two dogs owned by the Turners when they lived in Heathfield. Wendy Lou was a crossbred Cocker Spaniel x Retriever and Cuckoo was a mongrel bought by Pat at an auction in Maidstone Market for 5/-.
    World War Two Gas mask for young children
    World War Two Gas mask for young children
    When war was imminent it was feared that there would be no protection from gas attack for very young children and parents were advised to use a wet blanket instead. Then a contrapition covering the child's head and shoulders was produced for the "under twos" and the Mickey Mouse gas mask was produced for the slightly older ones. Rosalie Turner was issued with one of these and was quite happy to wear it because,when it was on the flippers would move as she breathed.
    Rosalie Kay
    Rosalie Kay
    Rosalie Kay nee Turner about 1937
    Christ Church Beckenham
    Christ Church Beckenham
    Christ Church,Beckenham where Rosalie Kay nee Turner was christened. The church was badly damaged in WW2 but has been fully restored.
    Autosomal Dominant
    Autosomal Dominant
    Chart showing how the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is inherited as an autosomal dominant in descendants of the Fletcher family.
    Kevin and Rosalie 2005
    Kevin and Rosalie 2005
    Kevin Kay and Rosalie
     
    Documents
    Flying Bombs on Beckenham
    Flying Bombs on Beckenham
    Pat and Rosalie Turner were too young to appreciate the danger posed by flying bombs and on an occasion when Pat was on a bus to visit the Odeon cinema in Beckenham she was astounded to see her mother cycling wildly behind the bus after her. This was because a flying bomb was overhead and the engine had just cut out.

    Subsequently Pat and her…
    Article from The Handbook of Genetic Counselling/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
    Article from The Handbook of Genetic Counselling/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
     
    Histories
    What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
    What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
    Information on the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and how it has affected the lives of family members.
     
    Recordings
    The WW2 Air Raid Warning
    The WW2 Air Raid Warning
    This was the signal to take cover in the Air raid shelter William Edward had built at the bottom of the garden. He was pouring concrete for the roof on the morning war was declared. Immediately after the broadcast the first air raid warning was sounded. Luckily it was a false alarm because a hit on the shelter at that time would have entombed the family in wet concrete.
    Bombed Out
    Bombed Out
    The Turners lived in Beckenham during the second world war and their road was quite severely damaged. The only direct hit on the house was an incendiary bomb which Eddie was able to deal with by stirrup pump. However their terrace of five houses took three hits overall with a high explosive in the entry way to the recreation ground next to 110 and a another high explosive which failed to go off next door at 114. This is a lady describing her experience of being bombed .
    Alvar Liddell reads the midnight BBC news
    Alvar Liddell reads the midnight BBC news
    The adults of the family invariably listened to the BBC midnight news. The BBC news was always followed by "The National Anthem" and as the house was terraced and the "wireless" was against a neighbours wall there was an occasion when the neighbours arrived at the door to celebrate. Having heard the National Anthem through the wall they thought that the war was over.
    The Auxillery Fire Service
    The Auxillery Fire Service
    There was a station for the wartime Auxillery Fire Service (AFS) just up the road from the house in Beckenham.
    Reporting the blitz
    Reporting the blitz
    Luckily Beckenham was a few miles away from the scene described but Pat Turner remembers watching the terrible fires as they lit up the whole skyline.
    The family watched from the window from where they had watched the Crystal Palace fire some years before.Then they realised that they had better go down to the shelter.
     

  

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