Visitor reader Jeremy Webster has delved into his family archives and has discovered more about his mother’s early social life in Morecambe from the 1920s-40s.
And now Mr Webster is keen to find out more and hopes readers can help, he xplained: “Born Muriel Ladle in 1913, my mother lived in Brunswick Road, Morecambe, with her three sisters and brothers. Her father was a newsagent and a renowned tenor, who performed locally.
“Muriel went to Morecambe Grammar with her friend Margaret Booth, of Steven’s Needlework Shop, (both pictured in their blazers, right).“
Muriel, according to her Grammar School report book, left in 1929, keeping up her friendships via the Old Grammarians and her links with West End Methodists.
“Throughout the 1930s Muriel was heavily involved in sport, playing hockey for Morecambe Ladies, cricket for Trimpell, playing golf and being a member of the local cycling club.
“The photo album in the archive features her membership of a walking/rambling group in the mid 1930s, which we need to know more about.
“The photo records show regular trips to the Lake District, covering all the major routes in all weathers, extended trips to North Wales and Scotland, and an epic journey by rail to Kandersteg in Switzerland in May 1937 via Ostende and Basel, staying in the Kurhaus Hotel with a programme of organised walks, even in the snowline.
“There are many pictures of this group of stylish young men and women in their 1920s but few details of who they are.
“There may be a connection with the Holiday Fellowship. Who are the young men on the motorbike? What happened to them after the war?
“During the war Muriel worked in the labs at Trimpell with her sister Marjorie, subsequently marrying my father George Webster (who worked for the Ministry of Labour) in October 1944, then going to live in Limes Avenue.
“They had three children – Lesley, me and Robin – before relocating to Grange-over-Sands in 1955. (Lesley and myself went to Sandylands Primary School for a while.)”
If you recognise anyone in these pictures please contact Mr Webster via email on email@example.com or call the Visitor on 01524 385 932.