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Leila (Biddy) Bellchambers

Leila (Biddy) Bellchambers

88, Tyler Village

Biddy married George, brought a house in Deloraine, had three children Ruth, Dianne and Ian and lived happily ever after.

“I met my husband-to-be, George at Elizabeth Town Hotel where I was working. I wasn’t allowed out of kitchen, in those times women were not to be seen out in the lounge area. George had just got back from serving in the war and seen me about and thought he would like to meet this girl. One day there was a knock at the door, it was George. My friend answered the door, George asked to see me, so I came to the door and he said, ‘Leila would you like to court with me?’ What did I say? Yes of course!”