Hunt for the Reeds

Friday, January 11, 2013


ISLANDERS REUNITED From Ken Thomas, Llys Afon, Llawrynys, Bontnewydd, Gwynedd, North Wales LL54 7UN:

I’M trying to contact Mr and Mrs Michael Reed (or Read). I stayed with them at 19 St Paul’s Crescent, Shanklin, and the house name at the time was Junicol.

This was 40 years ago they had two young daughters.

Mr Reed was a prison officer in Albany he went to work in his prison officers uniform. But he was actually a bricklayer in the prison, probably the maintenance department, and his wife’s name was Lynne.

I also worked in the prison for a firm from Coventry, fitting security screens round the stairwells. This is how I met Mr Reed.

We were on holiday on the Island recently.

We were staying only five minutes walk from St Paul’s Crescent and I went and knocked on the door of number 19.

The lady who lives there now has been there for 15 years and the man who lived there before her was there for ten years. She did not know the Reeds.

I did phone all the M. Reeds I could find in the phonebook while we were on the Island.

I’ve been trying to find them for some years now. I wonder if you could help me.

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