Christine wanted to reunite with her childhood friend whom she had grown up with all through their school days. The two friends lost touch when Christine moved away from the area but she really wanted to find her old friend and catch up on how their lives had been over the years.
Elaine* had spent a long time finding out what happened to her father Tommy* who she last saw in 1959 when she was only 10 years' old. Sadly she found out her father had passed away, but her research had made her think about her childhood.
Tom* had been in the Merchant Navy from 1969 to 1973 and was keen to find two of his old shipmates.
Both of Tom's shipmates originally came from Liverpool and knowing their dates of birth and a rough idea of their surnames a GRO Birth Index search was carried out to try and confirm their details.