At the very young age of 3 months Patricia Hill was fostered to the Page Family. The new family lived at 4 Tilley Terrace Wem. This became a new home for Pat with brothers Fred, and Bob, Sisters Win and Rachel.
Robert Page had passed away in 1924 leaving Margaret Page to bring up the children as best she could. At 3 months old Pat didn't really know anything different.
Pat became Patsy Page, it had a nice ring to it.
Schooling started at Wem Infant School then on to Wem Senior School.
Leaving school at 14 ( in 1946 ) was not uncommon and brought another breadwinner to the family.
Pat's first job was housework, how she hated it, working from 8am to 5pm and was paid the princely sum of 5 shillings a week.
Then on to a Drapers shop. moving from there to the Ironmongers across the street. Later joining friends at the local brewery to bottle beer. Nice increase in wage too, rising to 3 pounds a week. There was a Mill in there as well, learning about wefts and wafts.
These Web Pages are a tribute to the Page Family, they provided a home and an upbringing to Pat. Pat went on to raise 6 children, Emigrate to Australia and have a good life.
As with many Fostered children, Pat yearned to find out about her biological family and started some research in 1972.
Reading of books, talking to family, a trip or two back to the UK and the Hill Family was found.
Now that is another story :)
Just a few photos from Pat's early days as a PAGE