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Florence Blacksmith (Londrigan)

Florence married Bert Stuart Blacksmith at Little River. Took over as Blacksmith from my other grandfather, George Columbus, who ran the business late 1800's / early 1900's. Their children were Bert (Junior), Terrance, Morris (Mod), Joan & Peggy.

Bert junior was an RAF fighter pilot in World War 2 (Hurricanes and Spitfires). Terry was in the army & Joan was a nurse.

Peggy was disabled all her life, she wore leg irons & was on crutches & a wheelchair. She was always bright & cheerful & played the piano very well. She & her father used to play for the local dances & functions. Bert senior played the accordian.

They had a house in Western Valley, Little River. I remember it was close to the river bank which flooded quite often. Florrie always thought every day was a great & was always pleased when visitors called. How do you know Florence? Leave a memory.