Bentley, Wood and Clarke

Notes on Alf and Vi Bentley (nee Wood) and Annie Clarke (nee Oakley) See interview  tapes 67, 88, 89 and 146. Alf born 1905. Brought up on Wickham Hill. Went to Nottingham for a time to relative and trained as a dental mechanic. Came back to Wickham 1931. Died 28.2.88; Vi born 1915. Nee Wood. … Continue reading “Bentley, Wood and Clarke”

Tape 146. Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), sides 1 and 2

Tape 146 Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), was born in 1904. She was interviewed on 30 October 1991, when she lived at 96 Maldon Road, Witham. Mrs Peggy Smith (nee Wood) was also present; her grandmother brought Mrs Clarke up. She also appears on tapes 67, 88 and 89. For more about her, see Bentley, … Continue reading “Tape 146. Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), sides 1 and 2”

Tape 089. Mr Alf Bentley, Mrs Vi Bentley (nee Wood), and Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), side 5

Tape 89 Mr Alf Bentley and his wife Mrs Vi Bentley, nee Wood, were born in 1905 and 1915 respectively. Mrs Annie Clarke, nee Oakley, was born in 1904 or 1905; she was Vi’s aunt and known as Auntie Sis. They were interviewed on 30 September 1983, when the Bentleys lived in Bryony Close, Witham … Continue reading “Tape 089. Mr Alf Bentley, Mrs Vi Bentley (nee Wood), and Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), side 5”

Tape 088. Mr Alf Bentley, Mrs Vi Bentley (nee Wood), and Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), sides 3 and 4

Tape 88 Mr Alf Bentley and his wife Mrs Vi Bentley, nee Wood, were born in 1905 and 1915 respectively. Mrs Annie Clarke, nee Oakley, was born in 1904 or 1905; she was Vi’s aunt and known as Auntie Sis. They were interviewed on 30 September 1983, when the Bentleys lived in Bryony Close, Witham … Continue reading “Tape 088. Mr Alf Bentley, Mrs Vi Bentley (nee Wood), and Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), sides 3 and 4”

Tape 067. Mr Alf Bentley, Mrs Vi Bentley (nee Wood), and Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), sides 1 and 2

Tape 67 Mr Alf Bentley and his wife Mrs Vi Bentley, nee Wood, were born in 1905 and 1915 respectively (Alf was born and brought up in Wickham Bishops). Mrs Annie Clarke, nee Oakley, was born in 1904 or 1905. She was informally adopted by Vi’s family, and known to the family as Auntie Sis. … Continue reading “Tape 067. Mr Alf Bentley, Mrs Vi Bentley (nee Wood), and Mrs Annie Clarke (nee Oakley), sides 1 and 2”