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Stanley Norman Brooks

Stanley Brooks volunteered for service in World War I, and served with the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was wounded by shrapnel, and this had resulted in him having a metal plate in his head. In 1919 when he was discharged he had latterly been with the 7th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regt).

In 1922 Stanley married Florence (nee Thomas). He worked at Webb’s outfitters in Rushden, from 1913 until 1963, when he was presented with a gold watch to mark 50 years of loyal service.

Florence was a committee member at the Spencer Park Bowls club in the 1930s.

During World War II he helped with the work of the British Legion, and served in the Home Guard.

discharge 1919
Army Discharge Certificate 4th April 1919

Florence (left) as a young girl, selling forget-me-nots in
WWI for the Red Cross and (right) in 1937

Florence Brooks
Florence and Stanley's daughter Pauline was born in 1923, and son was born in 1930.
pearl family

Florence in High Street c 1929

Baby Pearl born 1925
died of polio aged 7
Florence, Colin, Stanley
& Pauline

WI panto 1930
In the 1930s Florrie was in this pantomime put on by the
Women's Institute - she is 2nd row 6th from left.
All the participants were women.

unknown event
Unknown event - back row left is Stanley Brooks, and
Florence is 5th from the left in 2nd row
Please let us know if you can identify the event or anyone else.

Stanley Brooks
Stanley in Home Guard Uniform
digging the garden
Stanley and Colin digging for vistory
at 11 Tennyson Road

camping Colin with an evacuee 1950s
Florence camping with the best china!
Colin with his cricket bat
Colin with an evacuee c1942
To Hunstanton in the 1950s
with their Skipper grandchildren
Pauline Brooks
Pauline in her A.T.S. Uniform
Colin on his motor cycle
Son Colin & his motor cycle 1950s
Pauline Brooks and Lily Boughton
Holiday on the Norfolk Broads in 1950s
Colin Brooks, Aunt Ada & Uncle Harry Goodman, Florence Brooks, Joan Cave
Pauline left her job at Allebone’s to join the A.T.S. In 1944 she married Frank Skipper, a soldier from Lancashire.
Colin's wedding to Joan Cave
Stanley Norman Brooks died 28th August 1972, and he is commemorated on the Memorial Walls (no.15) in Rushden Cemetery.

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