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BirthFemale; 1 Oct 1921; Bollington, Cheshire UK
Death31 Aug 2012, age 90; Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, Cheshire UK
Death MemoFuneral notice, MEN
Burial13 Sept 2012; Macclesfield Crematorium
Burial MemoMemorial stone at St John's church, Bollington, Cheshire UK
OccupationLadies hairdresser, Bollington Cross
ResidenceVarious in Bollington, Cheshire, UK

Spouse:

Married, 1941
Name
BirthMale; 7 Feb 1919; Poeldijk, The Netherlands
Death2005, age about 86; Bollington, Cheshire UK
BurialCatholic cemetery, Chapel Street, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
OccupationWide variety of jobs in The Netherlands and UK
Gentleman's hairdresser
Caretaker at the indoor market, Macclesfield
ReligionCatholic
MilitaryPrinses Irene Brigade, in The Netherlands
and later in the UK, in France after D-Day
ResidencePoeldijk, The Netherlands
Various in Bollington, Cheshire, UK
Marriage Sept 1941
Child (1):Living child #1

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, Congleton. [102],[158]

Notes for Albertus Marinus GREEVE

Albert escaped from The Netherlands immediately ahead of the German invasion in 1940, and after an eventful journey through Belgium and France arrived in England to join the 'Prinses Irene Brigade' ultimately stationed in Congleton. While there Albert visited Macclesfield and met Zena Perkin. They soon married (September 1941) and after the war moved to The Netherlands. However, after a serious illness Zena became very homesick, so they moved back to the UK, living in Bollington for the rest of their lives.

Albert was a very good footballer, playing for the Dutch National Team before the war. His team played England when Stanley Matthews was a member of the team (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 hairdresser and lastly as caretaker at the indoor market in Macclesfield retiring in 1986. A delightful man with many stories to tell. [158]

Family notes for Zena PERKIN and Albertus Marinus GREEVE

Their diamond wedding anniversary was celebrated in 2001 at Bollington Civic Hall with a Tea Dance organised by the Senior Citizens Committee. Macclesfield Express.

Sources

2.  Document, David Charles Perkin, 21 April 2006, Bollington history (STB)
102.  Personal information, Webmaster, Research / Interview
158.  Email, Peter Greeve, 02/10/2021

Person record last updated: 2 October 2021


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