David Edward Rockliffe 1931 - 2020
On the left we see him in about 1936. Someone in the family once said "he rarely smiled as a baby" and this kind of proves it!
During the war David was evacuated to Newbury, staying with a Mrs Shelton. She would have been paid 10/- (50p) a week for having an evacuee.
David left home at eighteen when his father, David, re-married so Uncle Dave went to live in Dombey Street with Kitty.
In 1949 Dave married Mary Elizabeth Savage and they had two boys Peter and John and a daughter Linda. They lived in a flat in Drury Lane and later above a shop in Grays Inn Road. They later divorced.
In 1970 Dave was married Marie Patricia Brock. Sadly she died of cancer in 1976. After this Dave was with his partner Maggie for many years.
The family once lived in Rawstorne Street
The below photo is at his 80th birthday celebrations in 2011. left to right: John, Linda, Dave, Paul, me, Susan and John. Susan (née White), is Renee White’s daughter. Renee was Uncle Dave’s sister.
Archive: 489 - On his 80th birthday in 2011