Thanks to our cousin, Richard Sharples for the information.
Mary nee Stubbs, our Great Aunt, ( daughter of Charles Stubbs) and the Rev William Haslam had a daughter, Margaret Mary ( known as Peggy) she was born 1923 and died 1997. She married George Sharples ( 1916- 1979). George worked for a tin mining company in central Nigeria – it may have been ‘Rio Tinto” we are unsure. And so they spent some time there , Richard says they were in Jos, Nigeria in 1955. Dad, John Stubbs, visited with the Sharples when in London in 1952, and below are some pictures he took whilst visiting them . They took a trip to the Channel Islands. Our dad tells me that George used to loan out his open air Austin touring car to take to Bude for the lifesaving. When I asked our dad about how that might have been a hit with the girls he said at that time he was only interested in lifesaving!
Peggy divorced George in 1959 and George continued to work in Nigeria. He re-married and retired to live in Norfolk, England in about 1968. Peggy also remarried.
Peggy had a daughter Liz and a son Richard. Liz, once married to Martin Harris , is now re married and is Liz French. Richard is unmarried.
The wedding took place at St. Nicholas Church, Brockenhurst, Hampshire. Rev. W. Haslam was the Vicar of this church until his death in 1952.
Harold Stubbs was Charles Stubbs’s son, our Great Uncle.
Sark is a small island, just off the coast of Guernsey. Whilst only three miles long and one and a half miles wide, it boasts 40 miles of what must be one of the most picturesque coastlines anywhere in the world. There is no airport but there are reliable ferry links to Guernsey’s harbour.
Owing to the small size of this island, cars are not driven. Instead the population employs bicycles to get about, although there is the occasional tractor to watch out for!
Sark is unique, in that it is Europe’s only remaining feudal state. Its Seigneur, under a constitution dating back almost 500 years, officially rules Sark.