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Swallow Family History - Hertfordshire, East London and Beyond
s3226: DORIS SWALLOW (1925) & ALFRED EVANS

ORIGIN: East London

Doris Swallow

Dolly was born to Mary (Cawthorne) and Robert Swallow during the first quarter of 1925 in Whitechapel, East London. She was one of five children and the middle of three daughters..

After the War - around May 1948 - she married Alfred 'Sonny' Evans in Bethnal Green, East London.

They had no children and lived in Stepney before moving out to Leytonstone where they shared a house with Dolly's parents at 99 Cavendish Drive.

The couple ran a green grocer shop in Whitehorse Lane, Stepney Green for many years. In the early 1970's this gave way to Dolly's dream of owning a wool shop. Dot's Wool Shop as it was called was situated near Mile End Underground Station in a now non-existent road running between Burdett Road and Eric Street. Eventually they moved out to the Romford area of Essex, where Sonny died.

A photo of the couple together on holiday can be seen by clicking on the link: Holiday Fun. The pair can also be seen in a picture take at Dolly's eldest brother's wedding: Robert Swallow Wedding Group Photo.

ItemAvailable Last UpdatedDetails
FGN Yes 1st Feb 2008 Downloadable as a pdf file
Census Summary Not Available 1st Feb 2008
Census Return Not Available 1st Feb 2008  
Photo Yes 1st Feb 2008 See above
Birth Certificate No 1st Feb 2008
Marriage Certificate No 1st Feb 2008  
Death Certificate No 1st Feb 2008
Children No 1st Feb 2008 None
Parents Yes 1st Feb 2008 Robert Swallow & Mary Cawthorne - s3199