Abby Hill asks….
I am looking for information on my grandfather’s birth parents.
He was fostered and never knew either of them. He was born at the workhouse in Grantham in 1941 and his birth certificate gives his mother’s name as ‘Ruth Woods’
However I have been unable to find any record of her.
On his birth certificate, she put her address as 35 New Street, Grantham – however she is not registered as living there in the 1939 register.
My grandad was brought up by his foster mum at 24 New Street yet, as far as we are aware, never met her. I feel my last hope at finding out what happened is dependent on if anyone knew her or has heard of her.
Also on the birth certificate she put she was employed at the ‘munitions factory’ – I believe this is BMARCo? As my grandad grew up he was always told he looked just like his ‘dad’ – who was rumoured to be the owner of this factory: William Denis Kendall.
I am aware these may just be rumours but the resemblance is striking.
I am really hoping someone knows something that may help.
Anyone with information can email GranthamMatters@gmail.com and we will forward it to Abby