Joseph Severn 1935 -

Joseph Severn born 26 February 1935 at Conanby and attended Northcliffe School, Conisbrough. When he left school he became a factory hand and then married Mavis Senior. Mavis was the daughter of Alfred & Edna May Senior of Conisbrough and was born 17 March 1937. They were married on 27 April 1957 at Denaby Main Church (now

demolished). Between 1953 and 1955 Joseph did his National Service and was an RHA Lance Bombadier in Germany. His hobbies were wine making, walking, DIY, car maintenance and gardening. Sadly Joseph died before I could visit him on my trip to England.

Mavis attended Mexborough Grammar School and her hobbies include tapestry work, walking, gardening, knitting and reading. She is involved in charity work for her church - St Peter's Conisbrough and has previously been a church warden and a Congregational pastor. She was heavily involved with a fund raising committee for local council protest to a proposed open-cast mine designed to be used as a landfill site. My thanks to Mavis for her hospitality - and a lovely lunch.

                      Joe     Lawrence     George     John              Henry            Ernest
The Severn boys at John's Wedding 1955 All Saints Denaby Main Church donated by Mavis Senior

Joseph and Mavis had one son:

  • Stephen Paul Severn born 13 May 1958, baptised June 1958 at Conisbrough and attended Swinton Comprehensive School and then on to Nottingham University. He married Philomena Ann Hale the daughter of Vincent and Patricia Mary Hale of Sheffield. She attended the Catholic Girls School in Sheffield before going onto Nottingham University. She and Stephen were married on 9 September1988 at Baseford, Notts. Stephen is a Design Engineer and loves cars, computers, music and playing squash. Mena is writing a novel, has had several short stories published and enjoys reading, gardening, squash, netball, swimming and tennis.They have a daughter and live at Bramcote.

    • Katelyn Mary Severn born 16 October 1992 in Nottingham, baptised March 1993 at the Roman Catholic Church Chilwell, Nottingham.

Severn lads at wedding.tiff
Mavis and Joe.tiff
Katelyn, Stephen & Philomena.tiff

Katelyn, Stephen and Philomena Severn August 1994
Donated by Mavis Severn