We've had a lovely time celebrating National Sibling’s Day today, and sharing some of our favourite childhood memories.
Kath began by telling us that she is the youngest of 11 children and that she felt she was especially close to Pat, Tony and Joe.
Tony lived just around the corner from her house and Joe decided to emigrate to Australia whilst young. Kath recollected that on one occasion Joe came home to England and he brought all of his nine children with him to meet his family, which meant fun and games for the whole visit.
Our next memory was from Lilly, one of five children. She recalls her brothers and sisters had either black or blonde hair, but as Lilly was ginger they used to call her ‘coppernob.’ Lilly told us that Frank was the baby of the family and that he wouldn't go anywhere without her, she was quite often seen pushing his pram whilst running errands for her mum.
Finally, both Edna and Mildred have a really close extended family – they never had any brothers or sisters, they were both an only child. However, while they have lived here at Birch Green for the last 11 years they have become the best of friends, always there to support each other and they both agree that they've shared plenty of tears and laughter over the years. Sisters by heart!