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Find my dad and half sister

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minihousenut Report 15 Apr 2012 17:30

Hi Angel, if you pm me with what you've found I'll try to help. Please do not print details on the open site


ANGEL Report 15 Apr 2012 17:09

I have done so research and the second name white has come up also for a hayley white too both under the same address aswell as both born in lambeth could this be anything and how else can i find more information on them?? thanks angel xxx


minihousenut Report 15 Apr 2012 13:39

I'm sending pm regarding possible surname

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 14 Apr 2012 21:07

That's good of you Mike.



MikeSW11 Report 14 Apr 2012 20:40

Sent PM offering to search 1993/94 electoral register for a given street containing mother's then address and extract surnames for any men named Graham/Graeme.


JustDinosaurJill Report 14 Apr 2012 20:10

The Child Support Agency came into being in 1993 so about 18 years ago. If your mother was on benefits she would have been asked about the father of any of her children.

When I worked in a local benefits office in 1977 there was a section called Liable Relatives and it was their job to try to chase for maintenance. Whichever department your mother would have dealt with there would have been letters to her.

Is there a chance that your mother would have kept any old paperwork that you could try to look at which may hold any clues?


JustDinosaurJill Report 14 Apr 2012 20:01

Nowhere near so no knowledge of the area but have you considered Larchmere as a possible spelling of the road?J


jax Report 14 Apr 2012 14:47

If this man owned his own home and had a business, was'nt he paying your mum child maintenance?


Sean Report 14 Apr 2012 13:10

hi angel

just a thought had haleys mother died if she had worth checking papers for death anncement in that area



MikeSW11 Report 14 Apr 2012 12:48

More here in Battersea:

The OP said her Dad owned his own business, so you never know......


Rambling Report 14 Apr 2012 12:42

ah right, it came up on 192. com so they're a bit out of date !


MikeSW11 Report 14 Apr 2012 12:32

Those premises (97 Latchmere Road) have recently been demolished and a block of flats is being erected there.

I don't know if the business has relocated.


Rambling Report 14 Apr 2012 12:29

You could try phoning or visiting the garages/car repairs in the area, and ask if anyone remembers him working for them? If there's one there that might be a family business it may be worth a try?Here's one

97 Latchmere Road
SW11 2DR
Telephone: 020 7228 3907


MikeSW11 Report 14 Apr 2012 11:51

PM sent, no new information or leads in it


ANGEL Report 14 Apr 2012 09:44

Im sure its deffinatly latchmere as my nan and older sister has said that it might not be court though, my nan cant really remember much about him because my mum never really brought him round apparently my nan only met him a good few times, he took them in a caravan he owned to haven when i was about 1, Hayley my sister i dont know alot about just that I looked alot like her, I was up till 3am googleing the names and addresses and then facebooking names and addresses I just dont have enough information that I just doubt i will be able to find them its starting to become inpossible, my nan has lived in the same area for yeas now and if he wanted to know where i am he could surely go back to my nans I just sadens me to know that im having to do all the work without much help from my family!!! -_- thanks alot guys for your help im going to keep looking and hopefully something will come up!! :) xxx Angel xx


MikeSW11 Report 14 Apr 2012 07:51

Hi Angel, you say your Dad lived in Lambert^ Court^ or Latchmere^ Court^ and that he owned the 'house', sorry to be pedantic but to be clear, would that be he owned the 'flat'?

Can your Nan help on any of the following? (often people's memories flow better if they are 'nudged' with possibilities....)

There is a lot of local authority property in Battersea, any idea whether it might have been a flat bought under right-to-buy in a local authority block? High rise block or not? Near major local landmarks? (the river, Clapham Junction station)? Did your Dad walk to work from your Mum's? (would suggest his work premises were unlikely to be more than say a mile from where you lived)

"The Latchmere" is a pub in Battersea, might his address have been [something] Court *near* the Latchmere (as already posted, there is no Latchmere^ Court in Battersea). Was your father a 'pub man', if so, where did he drink? (might be local to where he lived or worked).

Does your Nan know anything about his business location - industrial estate? Main road? Residential street? (small car workshops are sometimes in residential streets). Near a railway bridge, in arches under a railway bridge? (a lot of those in Battersea!). Did your father own a car? Anything special or unusual?

Your Dad's daughter Hayley would have been just school age when your Dad left, any idea where she started school?

Where was the family holiday that your Dad took you on? Any chance of identifying the hotel, guest house, caravan park or whatever and tracing the booking?

^ Edited to add: Most blocks of flats named "[something] Court" in Battersea are ex-local authority blocks. Could it be Lucas Court? Or a block in Chatfield (sounds like "Latchmere") Road - Sherwood Court, Mendip Court?


Sean Report 14 Apr 2012 01:29

hi angel

could you not ask your nan or aunt for help about information on his last name?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Apr 2012 23:51

Who's giving you this street address? Your nan?


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 13 Apr 2012 23:50

There's no Latchmere/Lambert Court in Battersea. Options are Latchmere Road, Street or Passage.

Are you able to visit Battersea Library? Perhaps you could view old electoral rolls for those streets to find his name.



ANGEL Report 13 Apr 2012 22:57

Oh and I also know my mum met him through a dating section in the loot paper as my aunt and her was doing it as a joke then they ened up meeting so that might help The Loot possibly in 1993 xx