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SpanishEyes Report 10 Sep 2011 10:57

My best friend in my school days.
We went to Our Lady's Convent High School in Stamford Hill
Hazel Leacock is her maiden name and she married Hartman but I cannot recall his surname. He lived in Germany at Nedierelson, I think that is how it is called. We stayed in touch for many years but sadly lost contact about 20 years ago, may be slightly longer.
She had three children I think it was two girls and a son.

Her natural father who was a Scot died either before she was born or soon after. Her birthday was in October 1945.

I would be so thrilled to find out where she is or any news at all.

Bridget (formally MacKevoy maiden Name Farady)


Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 11:12

His name was Hartmut Hartmann

Where did she live when you last had contact?



SpanishEyes Report 10 Sep 2011 11:22

Ginny, thank you for recalling the surname. Were you at school with us or do you know Hazel?

I last saw Hazel in Germany about 22 or 23 years ago. My marriage was disintegrating at the time. I think she disapproved of the person who was with me.

I miss her nearly every day as we had seen each other through many happy and sad times.

I am amazed at such a quick response.
Hazel's mother was always very kind to me and I can picture her even now. The strange thing is that I always understood that her real father was a Scot but I have never been able to find Hazel in any UK records? Perhaps she wasn't born in the UK after all, maybe she was born in Poland or Germany.



Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 11:27 Bridget, I wasnt born then!

I was just trying to help but I cant see her or her birth, I presume she was born in Scotland?

Also there are no births listed with the maiden name Leacock?



Potty Report 10 Sep 2011 12:59

Have you tried Friends Reunited?


SpanishEyes Report 10 Sep 2011 14:02

I did not mean to insult you...sorry, it was simply that you responded so quickly.
The story that Hazel always told her friends was that her father died soon after her birth. And he was a British soldier. Her mother was either from Berlin or from Poland, I wish my memory was better.
I believe that they were never married but her mother gave her her fathers surname.

I am not at all sure how her mother got to England nor her stepfather who
was definitely Polish. The place the family had connections with in Germany
was Niederelson or something similar. Hazel went there every year in the
summer and I was invited on two occasions. I met Hartmut living with his
mother prior to Hazel getting married.

I have fond memories of this time although my mother was not so happy!!

Who knows, one day someone might be able to look up this family in a German site. I assume there is one?!

Thanks Potty, I have tried there and also on our school postings but no one seems to know what happened to my bets friend, Hazel.

Thank you



Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 16:19

You havent insulted me Bridget, how would you know I am only 29 ;-)

Not sure there is a lot we can do if they are overseas?


Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 16:23

Look at this!/Yasmine.hartmann

may well be her as she lives in Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany


SpanishEyes Report 10 Sep 2011 16:56

Oh my goodness, only this morning I said that when my son Luke comes back from India where he is drilling for water in villages where there is no clean water I will come out of facebook
, I am so excited I am not able to look straight away..a coffee must come first just as Hazel,s mother used to make it.

I will be back with the outcome soon.....



Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 19:25

Hi Bridget

Have you managed to bring yourself to conact the FB member yet?

Let us know how you get on



jax Report 10 Sep 2011 19:27

She looks a bit young to me looking at the info on that page ...well maybe not young but it is all in french



Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 19:31

Theres two people Jax, one is very young the other has no image and says she's schooled in 1911 which I think is either a mistake or a throw in!

You wouldnt be alive if you were at school in 1911!!!!


SpanishEyes Report 10 Sep 2011 20:34

I have left a message explaing why I would like to be in touch but so far I have not had a reply if it is a younger person I thought that maybe it is a grandchild... I expect I am wrong but hope is still in my mind.
I also wondered if Hazel was still in Germany but sure how to make contact, does GR have a Site in Germany, I wonder?

Well off to bed now, we are collecting son and his wife from Valencia airport first thing in the morning,

Bless you all for helping me!



Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 20:42

Dont get confused over the 'other' Hazel (That Jax mentioned) thats a no go.

The link I posted is the one that looks promising

Fingers crossed



jax Report 10 Sep 2011 20:48

It was the one with no image that I was talking about.

If she went to school in the uk why has she mentioned being educated in switzerland and France?

But she could be related


Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 20:50

I dont have the answer to that you?

Im trying to help, not put stops in the way


jax Report 10 Sep 2011 20:59

I will stay out of it.... but good luck Bridget hopefully she is the one or maybe a relative



Gins Report 10 Sep 2011 21:05

Fingers crossed...its the nearest link we have got


SpanishEyes Report 11 Sep 2011 08:17

Hinny, I used the thread that you posted on here for FB. As I said I have left a message but still no response yet.
Max, please do not feel that you have to stay out of this thread, it is better to have a few different ideas.
Last night our electricity went off , not uncomenn here in my part of Spain. So during this time I recalled that Hazel stepfather, but the person who brought her up had tne surname Slivinski at least I think that is the right spelling .

I feel sure that someone somewhere knows about Hazel.

All hands welcome to help me find her. I have a feeling that tucked away in my thousands of photos have a couple of photos with her children on as well. I will try to find them in the next day or two.

I am sure that we are all becoming sleuths !



SpanishEyes Report 11 Sep 2011 21:46

I have not had any reply from the person I sent a message to on FB
Mat be I will never find Hazel,