Don't forget about Wendy's life story

A former Scarborough woman has just published her autobiography about growing up in the town.

Wendy Godfrey, whose father William Ramm was a trawlerman, lived her early years in Commercial Street and Scalby Avenue, Newby.

She later studied at Hull University College before becoming an English teacher at Burton-on-Trent Girls’ High School.

In 1956, she married Frank Godfrey, a Methodist Minister, and shared his work at churches in Burton, Nottingham, Crawley, Redditch and Eastbourne before retiring to Gloucester.

“The opening two chapters reveal a deep affection for Scarborough shining through this vivid record of her childhood years,” said her daughter Ruth Smith.

“She tells of playmates and friends, schooldays at Falsgrave and Scarborough Girls’ High School, living under wartime conditions.

Mrs Godfrey, who still keeps in regular contact with relatives in Scarborough and visits when she can, hopes to raise 1,000 for research into Alzheimer’s disease which claimed the life of one of her closest friends.

l ”Oh, Before I Forget...” is available from priced 10.50 (plus 1.75p&p).