Mum and Dad were housed in Whinfell Drive. I was born in Langley, Whinfell Drive in 1958. I remember my family life being very happy and full of love.

This Christmas, 2019, I am staying again for Christmas. My 4 siblings, who live all over the country, have all been here too with their families, to visit mum who’s 93. She’s here today to see this exhibition and my daughter is too – 3 generations. Very interesting for her, thanks!

St Mary’s School prepared me for the 11+ and so I went to Bury Convent. I became a teacher, secondary and got on well with some of the more ‘difficult’ children. My career was long and the past 25+ years were working with adults who wanted to improve their literacy skills, and so their life chances.

I now live in Chester and the overspill estates of Bracon and Lache and in Ellesmere Port were very familiar to me. Some of these people went on to become classroom assistants, nurses, counsellors and teachers. People deserve chances, good places to live and respect.

Claire