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In loving memory of Barry Edgar Broadhurst who sadly passed away on 24th January 2019. Dad was 1 of 2 children. Him and his older sister Dorothy. He was born in the Second World War. He lived on the stoney Stanton road. Which was called paradise. I remember him telling me that the tanks use to come down the road. Dads mum and dad were classed as quite well off in them days. As they could put tripe on the table for dinner. Dad hated it. He use to be made to sit at the dinner table until he had eaten it. He said he use to sit there heaveing as he ate it. That’s what made dad a vegetarian for the rest of his life. Dad use to have a little job at the market when he was about 11. He told me he use to give the customers more for their money.He also use to go and have free rides in the coaches. When they were putting the coaches into the garage for the night. The company was red house coaches. The gaffer took a liking to dad. And once ask his mum if he could adopt him. As he wanted to pay and get dad trained as a top jockey. As dad was so small and petite. But his mum said no. Shame because it makes you wonder what life could of been like.At the age of 19 dad worked in a picture house. The ritz cinema in Longford. This is where he met my mum. Because on a Sunday they did what’s called a Sunday club. Where they would have a film on and then straight after there would be a live band playing. Everyone use to get up dancing. Mum and dad use to get up jiveing. They were really good dancing together. This is how their relationship grew. Mum was only 15 when dad was 19. Her parents wasn’t keen on dad. They said he was a bad influence. But that didn’t stop mum. Eventually as time went on. Dad grew on mums parents. Mum and dad married each other in December of 1966 on the 3rd. They didn’t have much money. Their first home was living with dads,dad in stoney Stanton lane. They lived there until mum became pregnant carrying their first child. But sadly dads dad passed away before the birth of their child. Eventually mum and dad got a 2 bedrooms house off the council. Where another child was born. Dad worked hard doing a full time job. So we all had nice things. And holidays every year.eventually mum and dad brought a 3 bedroomed house. Which is the house they still live in. Until dad sadly passed away in hospital on the 24th January 2019. After a very short illness.