15/02/1919 –19/07/2007
Died: Aged 88

Miriam was born in Chase Cottage, Twynhams Hill, Shirrell Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, England on 15th February 1919.  She’s pictured here with her mother.

Left: Miriam’s Mum, Ellen Fry, and Right, Miriam


Her parents were Ellen Smith (nee Fry) from Bramshaw in the New Forest and Arthur Smith from London

Arthur Smith, Miriam’s Dad

She had one brother, Arthur, and two sisters, Grace and Margaret

l to r: Grace, Arthur, Margaret and Miriam
Arthur and Grace on the grass at Chase Cottage
l to r: Miriam, Grace and Margaret Smith at Chase Cottage
Emma Fry, Miriam’s grandmother – Ellen Smith’s mother

Miriam’s grandmother, Emma Fry, from Bramshaw in the New Forest

Charles Fry. Ellen Smith’s brother


Charles Fry, Miriam”s Uncle Charlie, brother of Ellen Smith, nee Fry

Bill and Miriam Chinn on their wedding day

She married William Chinn on 30th September 1940

Bill and Miriam celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary
l to r: Arthur, Sheila, Miriam, Bill, Barbara, Rosemary with Kelly (Sheila’s daughter) Celebrating Mum and Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary

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