Family notes for Albertus Marinus GREEVE and Zena PERKIN
Their diamond wedding anniversary was celebrated in 2001 at Bollington
Civic Hall with a Tea Dance organised by the Senior Citizens Committee.
Notes for Albertus Marinus GREEVE
Albert escaped from The Netherlands immediately ahead of the German
in 1940, and after an eventful journey through Belgium and France
England to join the 'Prinses Irene Brigade' ultimately stationed in
Congleton. While there Albert visited Macclesfield and met Zena Perkin.
soon married (September 1941) and after the war moved to The
However, after a serious illness Zena became very homesick, so they
back to the UK, living in Bollington for the rest of their lives.
was a very good footballer, playing for the Dutch National Team before
war. His team played England when Stanley Matthews was a member of the
(but not on the relevant day). He also played at Wembley against
Belgium. He later turned down an offer to join Manchester United!
Albert worked at a wide variety of jobs, including gentleman's
and lastly as caretaker at the indoor market in Macclesfield retiring
in 1986. A
man with many stories to tell. 
Notes for Zena PERKIN
Zena ran a hairdressing business at several locations in Bollington
including Palmerston Street, High Street, Water Street and Crossfield
Road, Bollington Cross. She married a Dutchman and learnt to speak Dutch
very fluently (confirmed by my Dutch wife), even though they only ever
lived in Holland for a short time, although, of course, they were frequent
visitors to the Netherlands.
Lived her last years, after Albert died, in
Ingersley Court, Lowther Street, Bollington, and finally at Clayton Manor,
|2. ||Document, David Charles Perkin, 21 April 2006, Bollington history (STB)|
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|158. ||Email, Peter Greeve, 02/10/2021|