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Stella Reynolds (nee Jones)

Stella was born 19th October, 1919 in Dayton Street. They moved to Glassbrook Road and then moved to Newton Road, so she went to Newton Road school. In her final year there she was in J W Reynolds' class, and passed the 11+ exam, and went to Wellingborough School on a scholarship.

Stall and Sarah In Wales
Left: Stella with Mum Sarah c1921
Above: Stella, Sarah, Ronald and David on holiday in Wales

The house in Newton Road decorated in 1937

In 1944 Stella married Ken Reynolds, son of her former teacher. They went to live in the cottage adjoining Ken's parents' house in Church Lane, Wymington. They had four children.

Ken Wedding day
Ken in Uniform
Wedding at Wymington Church 17th June 1944
Nancy, Frank Abbot, Ken Reynolds, Stella, David Jones, Joyce

After bringing up her children, Stella decided to train to be a school teacher, and she completed her training in 1970 and began working at South End School. She retired from there in 1981.

Daughter Margaret also became a teacher:
Evening Telegraph, 9th Sept. 1971, transcribed by Kay Collins

A Wymington girl who is this term taking up a post to teach English at the John o’Gaunt School at Hungerford in Berkshire, has found an unexpected link there with her home village. She is Miss Margaret Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. Reynolds, of 10 Church Lane, Wymington.

Margaret, who gained an honours degree in English and Education at Southampton University last term, will be teaching English at her new school. A few months ago, the “Evening Telegraph” reported that a brass of Sir Thomas Bromflete in Wymington Church had been damaged when intruders tried to remove it from the floor.

Margaret has discovered that Sir Thomas, who was lord of the manor of Wymington, became cup bearer to John o’Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, nearly six hundred years ago.

In 2016 Margaret did a display for the H E Bates Discussion group.

1977 Stella
Stella - 1977
(left) outside 10 Church Lane, decorated for the Queen's Silver Jubilee

Ken and Stella in 1989

In October 2009 Stella celebrated her 90th birthday with her family.

90th birthday 2009
October 2009 - aged 90
Daughter Margaret (now Woods) standing behind her mother

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