Hi, my name is Valerie Rose (nee Worrall), I lived in Hapton until 1957 when my family immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I worked in downtown Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada for over 40 years. I am also one of the very lucky people who found my soul-mate early (I met him shortly after my arrival in Canada, I was 15). Garth and I have been married for 43 years in November. We have three children, Bob (now 40), and twins Wanda and Wayne (34 in September). We also have 3 grandchildren, Justin 12, Logan 4 and Liam 2. I retired in July 2002, when I took a well earned trip home. First I went to Edinburgh and visited my cousin Hazel Neild (nee Dinsdale), and her husband John who hails from Wigan, and Hazel's parents Edward and Mildred Dinsdale nee Mildred Eaton. Then Hapton, where I met up with my longest standing friend Maureen & Tony Rogers (nee Jenkins) and their family. Their daughter Michele Johnathon, was living in Haslingden. Then on to Wootton Wawen (near Warwick) to visit my cousin's Madeleine & Malcolm Parkes. Madeleine (nee Rudge) and her brother Roger lived in Hapton too during the war. Then to London to another cousin Lynda & Felice Bragoli. On a day trip to Kent, Lynda & I met up with Cyril Whittaker and his daughter, Sheila & Peter Bird, as well as Sheila's daughter Joanna, a local police woman. While Cyril hails from Hapton and was my Dad's (the late Bob Worrall) boyhood friend, he lived in Accrington and was a barber their for many years, Sheila was born there. Finally my cousin Lynda & I went to Paris for a few days before returning home. I met up with many friends and relatives on my trip, but a few friends I lost touch with years ago, I have never been able to contact since. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Sheila Firth, Judith Fagan and John and Rose Haworth, I would love to hear from them once again. Thank you from Valerie Rose, 11 Grand Rapids Sq., Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6S 2H9. UPDATE: I have recently changed my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any of my school friends from the village who would like to contact me please do so. If you do not have email please contact Maureen R. (nee Jenkins). My family and I will be returning to England in August to bring home for internment the ashes of both my Dad (Robert George Worrall) and brother (Alvin Robert Worrall). Internment St John Church, August 8th, 2005. We will be staying in Blackpool from August 6th to the 9th, then moving south to visit family along the way to London.