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From: "Andy Candlish" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] LAWSON
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 21:05:21 +1000
The link below has reference to the childrens home. Betty Lawson and Jimmy
Lawson, if you scroll down the page there are several related messages.
> Betty (Elizabeth) Lawson.
> In and around 1954 - 1960 in The Wallasey area there was a Black girl
> Betty (Elizabeth) Lawson and her Brother (Name Not known) in some sort of
> Masonic Orphanage/Children's Home she would have been abt 15yrs old when
> was Fostered to My Grandparents Harry and Gladys Shelton in Chatswood
> Avenue, Wallasey. .
> It Appears that both her parents Died at the same time or very close.
> Are there such Homes in and around Wallasey?
> In 1958 at the age of 19yrs she won a Heat of the Miss New Brighton Beauty
> quest at the New Brighton Baths.
> I have tried the Liverpool Daily News to get hold of the Columnist that
> wrote an article, David Charters, to see where he got his information, but
> no direct contact is available,
> he did mentioned that she is now Called Elizabeth Drake and Living in
> There are quite a few Elizabeth Drake's in Texas, so I am hoping that
> someone on this list can find her and her Brother in a Home, I would like
> her full name and the name of her Brother,
> that had to join the Services to get out of the home.(Navy)
> Contact was lost with her in 1959, when my Auntie joined us in Australia,
> followed by My Grandparents who are now both Deceased.
> My 90year old Mother and my 78 year old Auntie would like to know what
> happened to her.
> Could anyone please help with any information.
> Ron Fitzpatrick
> South Australia