Search on for lost family

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HERALD readers have been asked to help in a search for long-lost relatives.

William Hugh Saunders, who lives in St Ives, Cornwall, is eager to find out more about members of his family who settled in the Morpeth area.

The family was originally from East Ham, but several relatives on Mr Saunders’ father’s side found their way to Northumberland.

His father Arthur Edward Saunders was born in April 1910 as the youngest of five children to Harry Hugh and Elizabeth Saunders, nee Slater, who were married in 1872.

Known as Tom, Arthur married Pauline, known as Betty or Bo, in 1947 and the couple spent their working lives in Cheshire, before retiring to St Ives.

His brothers were Harry, who was much older than the other siblings, and Jack, who is listed on the 1911 census as Alfred and later married a woman called Gwen.

Arthur’s sisters were Doris and Eva Patricia, known as Pat.

Doris never married after losing her sweetheart in the Second World War and spent most of her life in Hove, but as she approached her 90s she moved to Morpeth and lived the rest of her days in a home there.

Eva did marry and had children who Mr Saunders believes lived in Northumberland.

Mr Saunders is trying to piece together his family tree, but so far has drawn a blank on information about his father’s relatives.

Anyone who can help his search should email or write to 3 Ashley’s Apartments, Higher Boskerris, Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2TE.