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Since I wrote these comments my second cousin has done some fantastic research and I will be posting the most amazing photo's of the ship the funeral and the grave. Also letters that are quite upsetting when reading them.
I am sure that is how mom got the job through your nan. They were very friendly but never in and out of houses but always there to help one another out. I have many photo's of the IMI canteen and will look for a thread on here and post some.
I knew your Nan and Granddad very well Josephine. She used to give me extra meat when she did the roasts at the fairground. I think she may have worked at the IMI as a cook. Mom was a pastry cook there.
What is your dads name Andy as Pete is the same age and worked there till he retired?. You can try to purchase an old Ansells magazine as they used to be in circulation. Pete let someone borrow his and it was never returned unfortunately. Good luck.