Appeal for details to help trace relatives

A woman is appealing to people who have lived in Morpeth for many years to help her trace biological family members.

Sunday, 20th November 2016, 7:30 am
Updated Monday, 21st November 2016, 12:28 pm
Brought to you by the Morpeth Herald.

Shirley Davies’s birth mother, Christine Ida Matilda Cleghorn, gave her up for adoption when she was three months old – Shirley is now 61.

She was born in Kendal, Cumbria, in 1956. All records from before 1960 have been lost.

Shirley believes that after a few house moves, her birth mother settled in the Morpeth area for a period as Christine’s mother (originally from Germany) and stepfather Thomas Cleghorn lived there.

She thinks the address was called Keepers Cottage or Gamekeepers Cottage.

Shirley said: “My adopted parents have both passed away and, apart from my husband, I am quite alone.

“I am desperate to find any brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles that I may have.”

Anyone with information that could be useful can call Shirley on 07899 098567 or email