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Sylvia (Knight.) Olliver Mrs.

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Mrs. Sylvia R. Olliver Mrs. formerly Knight. aka Tetherton
Born 1930s.
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I was an only child as my Mother was not very strong, she was 21 when I was born at her Mother and Father's home in Chichester as she was thought to have a difficult time at my birth. My Father had to cycle the 7 miles to Bognor Regis to work every day for two weeks until Mum could return to their home. I had a lovely childhood as my Mum did Summer letting for full board, and some visitors had children who wanted me to join them on the beach, of course I was happy to do this before I started school and during holiday time when at school. In 1939 when the 2nd World War started we were worried as we knew that my Dad would be called up for Army Service as he had only come off his Reserved time 6 weeks before war began. In early 1940 he had said that he wanted to rejoin The Somerset Light Infantry as he had served in that Regiment in 1919 --- 1928, So of course he was informed that he would be joining the Royal Corps of Signals and have to go up to Yorkshire. Mum had to do War work so decided to go up to the Huddersfield area and ended up as a Manageress in a Works Canteen in Huddersfield. I had to attend school there and was quite an oddity as the second Southerner there. I had missed my Final Exam to High School ( having passed my preliminary test ) during the move, so I sat it in Huddersfield passed it but would not go to Greenhead High School as I had just made new friends at the School where I was. Three years an Three months passed by and Mum and I had to return back down South as Mum had a heart attack at 35 . Our home in Bognor Regis had been demolished as it was so bomb damaged. I have put all this down in my book ' Memories of Bygone Bognor Regis and Chichester '. My first marriage lasted 12 years but one good part was the birth of my Son John, I was single for six years until I met my present husband in 1968. We met and married in five months and are still together. Ken had a son by his first wife who had passed away nine years previously so Stephen was ten years old and John was thirteen. In 1985 I was elected as a Parish Councillor and served until 2007, Elected as a Town Councillor in 1990 until 2007 when I stood down . Elected as a County Councillor in 1991 ( by Election ) Arun District Councillor in 1991. So by 2011 I had served for 25 years . Looked forward to not having to battle anymore and take it easier and then Cancer struck, 36 Radiotherapy treatments, 5 years in Remission and now the Cancer has returned but this time in my left lung so I am in the first week of treatments at the moment. Think I had better finish now, Oh! forgot to mention that I was also Mayor of Bognor Regis four times. All the best to everyone who manages to read to the end of this !!! Sylvia Rosetta Olliver ( nee Knight )

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Alice Blagdon was my fathers mother, daughter of Mary Ann Blagdon nee Lethbridge and William?? Blagdon born 1839.( my Great Grandparents ).

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On 21 Aug 2017 at 10:08 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:

I've worked it out at last - we're second cousins once removed! Hello, cousin!


On 23 Feb 2017 at 21:23 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:

Hello Sylvia - remember me? :o)

The John Blagdon you are looking for was my gg grandfather: Blagdon-10. If you can't find him, go to my profile page, then on the Family Tree & Tools tab, and you will see him there. I have an Alice Maud M as one of his daughters. Looking down your page here, I see I posted about this in May 2016, so sorry for the repeat!

On 8 Jun 2016 at 06:10 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi, I am Dorothy, a WikiTree mentor!! Are you enjoying your time on WikiTree so far?

Now that you have had a little time to try our site, there are a few more features you may find useful:

For instance, ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards; including some tips on writing biographies

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On 26 May 2016 at 12:59 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:

Hello Silvia - we're related!

John Blagdon 1839 and Mary Ann Lethbridge are my gg grandparents. If you click on their names in this message, you will connect to another generation of Blagdons, plus cousins, uncles, aunts and so on.

So excited to meet you!

Ros Haywood (I descend via Alice's eldest brother, John Henry)

On 25 May 2016 at 13:55 GMT Margaret (Good) Espaillat wrote:

Hi Sylvia,

You are now a confirmed member of WikiTree. Thank you for volunteering, and I wish you luck connecting to your Blagdons and Lethbridges!

Have fun and ask for help if you need it! WikiTree members are always eager to offer guidance to a fellow genealogist. 

If you need additional help, our Mentors Project is a friendly bunch of volunteers who will be glad to assist you with WikiTree-specific problems.

See you in the branches --


On 24 May 2016 at 19:40 GMT Jess Wallace wrote:

Hello Sylvia,

Welcome to WikiTree. By now you should have received an email with helpful links to get you started on adding your family to ours.

WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person and we work together to achieve that goal.

If you would like to join us confirm your email address, then indicate your willingness to share your family with ours. by filling out the Tags and comments on your profile page.

Once you volunteer, one of our Greeters will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way!

Happy hunting,


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