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Avril Lizzie Hannah Brook nee Griffiths

Avril 1929-2009

Daughter of Ivor and Helena Griffiths nee Evans.

Born in Betws on June 10th 1929. She died on November 12th 2009 aged 80.

 

George Rhys Elias

Born 9 July 1918 in Llanelli. He was a factory wages Clerk. He died in October 1999 age 81.

 

Stan Brooke (Stan)

Born in Southampton in 1927. He married Avril in 1975. He died 12 days after Avril at home in Penybank, Ammanford on 24th Nov 2009.  

 

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Avril with George Elias, my mother and my great aunt Margaret (Maggie).

The picture was taken in 1968 at my cousin Gillian Griffiths Wedding.

Ivor escorts his daughter Avril on her wedding to George Rhys Elias in 1952.

 

 

Leaving the church after her marriage to George Elias

 

Children:-

Michael 1957-1968

Michael Rhys Elias was the adopted son of Avril and George. He was born in 1957. Michael died aged 11 while playing on Pendine Beach. He was playing alone in the sand dunes and they collapsed on him. He was found 12 days after he first went missing and was certified dead on the 11th August 1968.

Avril and George owned and ran the Post Office in Llanon. They also did 'bed and breakfast' above the Post Office . After the tragic death of their son Michael in 1968 they divorced due to the strain and later Avril married Stan Brooke from Hants.

 

Avril Siblings:-

Harold Gerald Baden (Gerald) 1921 -

John Charles Brian (Brian) 1924 -

Peggi 1932 - 1993

Peter 1932 - 1999

Gwyn Elved 1939 -

Gerald

Brian

Peggy

Peter

Gwyn

Avril Aged 3
Avril
Stan Brooke, Avril's second husband

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