Notes on Bert King
See interview tape 61.
About 1909, Gorleston, Norfolk.
Came to Witham c 1929-30. At first for four years, before married, in lodgings with Miss Camp in Easton Road next to Slythe’s monumental masons.
To Faragon Terrace, Bridge Street, when married in 1934
31 Laurence Avenue by 1983
1934. Wife from Hemsby, Norfolk. I wrote down ‘Annie’ in my notes, though the 1938 electoral register at 65 Bridge Street gives Herbert Henry King and Esther Maud King.
Apprentice in gas works, probably at Gorleston, Norfolk.
To Witham gas works c 1929. The works probably closed early 1960s
Retired in 1974.
Met at two separate booksignings in 1999: daughter Mrs Brenda Hird, 3 Edinburgh Close, and grandson Richard Hird of 26 Colne Chase