NameLaurence James Barber
Birth24 Jun 1947, Birdhurst Nursing Home, Birdhurst Road, South Croydon, Surrey
FatherMontague Barber (1913-1996)
MotherRuth Eileen Marshall (1921-1979)
Spouses
Birth28 Jul 1950, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
FatherArthur Robert Bird (1924-2009)
MotherPamela Violet Spurr (1928-)
Marriage12 Apr 1969, Thrumpton, Nottingham.
ChildrenNatalie Kate (1972-)
 Emily Elisabeth (1974-)
Notes for Laurence James Barber

address 1:
10 Field Close, Sanderstead, Surrey. At the age of three I had a hernia and spent a week in hospital with no visitors.
And at 3 I shook a small tree and a swarm of bees landed on my head, my mother spent days taking the stings out of my hair.
We kept white mice in the outside shed / coal shed. The man next door (Mr Evans) worked for the India Tyre Company, and his wife would hang the rugs and carpets on the washing line and beat them to within an inch of their lives with a wicker bat.

Address 2:
17 Orchard Road Sanderstead, Surrey. We kept rabbits at the bottom of the garden, as pets, they were near the pond my father had built. Badgers would drink at the pond and upset the rabbits. I spent many a day playing in the woods close by. (Kings Wood formally known as Sanderstead Wood - 147 acres) Robert Harris who lived a few door up, and I would spend most of the day playing in these woods and going home when we was hungry. I have fond memories of my time in Kings Wood.

http://www.croydononline.org/history/places/parks_and_open_spaces/kingswood.asp

Address 3:
44 Mitchley Hill, Sanderstead, Surrey.

When I had finished my apprenticeship in London I worked and lived in Windsor for about 6 months. I lived in a small room next to the hotel Hall Porter, he had a suitcase on top of his wardrobe that was full of bottles of spirit nicked from the hotel.

Address 4:
23 St Johns Meadow, Blindley Heath, Surrey

Address 5:
Stocks Restaurant, 25 Silver St, Ottery St Mary, Devon

Address 6:
30 North St, Ottery St Mary, Devon

Address 7:
16 Washbrook View, Ottery St Mary, Devon



Worked at:-
J Lyons & Co London 3yrs and attended Westminster Catering Collage on day release
The Castle Hotel Windsor 1 yrs
The Red Lion Coulsdon 1 yrs
The Fox, Coulsdon Common, Caterham. Met Stevie here
The Old Bell, Old Oxted, Surrey. was working here when I won on the football pools
Colletts Stores “Ironmongers” Sanderstead, Surrey
Lewis & Clark Location Caterers, Caterham Surrey
The Red Barn, Linglield, Surrey
Stocks Licensed Restaurant, Ottery St Mary, Devon 2yrs Attended Exeter Catering College & Torquay Catering College whilst here
Riviera Hotel, The Esplanade, Sidmouth 3yrs
The Bowd Inn, Sidmouth
Brownlands Hotel, Sidmouth 17 yrs
Hunters Moon Hotel, Sidmouth 9yrs

2010
Bought a Motorhome in March 2010 and have travelled around England, Scotland, Wales and France,
Portugal, Spain Belguim
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