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Cyril Leslie Smith/Edmonds/Edmunds/Smith 1919- 

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In St Albans, he took lodging with Mrs Florence Ada Sexton and met and married her daughter Florence Lilian Sexton.  Photos above donated by Lilian Smith. They were married 27 Jan 1951 and lived in a council house at 32 Whitehedge Drive, Everlasting Lane in St Albans and, with the birth of their 4th child, moved to a bigger house at 46 Ladies Grove (400 yards away). Cyril was a keen fisherman and belonged to an anglers club and won many prizes in this sport. His interests also included snooker and darts and watch repairs. Cyril retired from the bus company sometime in the 1990s and took an active role at a sports club for retired people.

The photo (right) was taken at Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex (in the days when Butlins occupied the site where the Martello Tower is. These days it is a housing estate. The photo was taken about 1950. Donated by Lilian Smith

Cyril and Lilian had 4 children:

  • Christine Lilian Smith b 15 May 1952 St Albans

  • Pamela Lesley Smith b 27 Nov 1954 St Albans

  • Angelina Heather Smith b 27 Nov 1954 St Albans

  • Trevor Edmund Lionel Smith b 2 Sep 1960 St Albans

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