Lovely to hear from you Peter. What a turn up for the books! We were very close to Audrey at one time - how nice to know she's still alive. I liked Audrey - she was quite a character. If your brother is in touch with her again I'm sure she'd be interested if not saddened to know about my mother Elsie suffering from dementia at 93.
I have somewhere a newspaper clipping about the death of a Thomas Chatterton if I recall - I found it in my mother's papers. if I can put my hand on it I'll give you more details. I noticed your correspondence with a lady who wanted details of him - another relative?? I will look out this clipping. I am notorious for putting things in a Safe Place and not finding them again.
If my memory serves me right my impression was that Alice re-invented herself because she thought Alys was more gentile but I could be doing her an injustice. I still have a set of silver baby cutlery for my christening from 'Auntie Alys and Uncle Jack' I know my mother was not impressed once when she was helping her with some housework ( maybe she had been ill or something) and when someone came to the door she said 'Oh, it's only the cleaning lady.'
On a somewhat frivolous note - I have what I like to think of as an aristocratic, Roman nose, inherited from my dad and other Chattertons. My son has inherited it from me. It's become a bit of a standing family joke and is referred to as the Chatterton nose. So when I mentioned to my daughter thatI had heard from you, the first thing she said was: 'Ask him if he's got the Chatterton nose'. So there - I've asked you!
Are you still living in the North London area? My son, ironically, has just moved there and is staying with his friends from down here but now living in the 7 sisters area.
Look forward to hearing more from you anon. Hope you and yours have a very happy Christmas. best wishes, Marion
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