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The family of Joan Sellars, who passed away in 2012, are looking for information about her life and work in Walkley.
Joan spent most of her life living in the fens but always had a loving of Yorkshire and especially Walkley, Sheffield.
Some time before she died she started to type her memories of her young life, on a computer which unfortunately failed, and the family only managed to salvage a few pages. Here are the pages relaitng to Walkley – Joan Sellars Walkley Life.pdf.
They speak of her early days, which will hopefully jog a memory or two. There are one or two names mentioned which may give a lead.
Joan was born to May and George Sellars on the 08.06.1932 and lived the first 20 plus years in Walkley when her father and her family moved to start a new life in the fens near Wisbec. Her father opened a shop in 1939 and her surviving memoirsare about life during the Second World War.
Always with a love of the area of Walkley, and according to the family with a burning desire to return to the area of her birth.
If anyone had memories of the school referred to in the letter or any of the names etc. any memory of the times past, visiting the family bakery, any information would be delight for the family to receive. A photograph of the main road with the Sellars Bakery on would indeed be a treasure.
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