Kennaugh writes, So very sad to
read here that my friend Jeffrey Armson had
passed away. In our childhood years, I lived in
Longview Drive, Huyton, and Jeffrey lived three
or four doors up from us with his mum, Winnie and
dad, Manton and baby sister Rosalind.
Our families were close, and Jeffrey and I shared
many adventures in the open countryside that
surrounded Huyton in those days. There were a
group of of quite large ponds (onetime mine
shafts) at the top of the hill and we would play
there for hours at a time, fishing for newts,
damming streams and making dens.
Rosalind had a heart condition which restricted
her movement. She would sit on the front door
step and look up at you with beautiful big eyes
and a lovely smile; always pleased to see you and
always happy. And then one day the step was bare;
an operation on her heart which would be almost
run of the mill today had taken her away aged
four. The famiy were absolutely devastated; so
was I, as was everyone who knew her. I dont
think the family ever got over it.
Two years later Jeffrey welcomed into the world
his brother, Phillip, who Ive since learned
tragically died at the prenature age of 39.
Jeffrey and I both went to PGS in the fifties,
but he was a couple of years younger than me so
we were never in the same year,
In later years I went on a walking holiday with
Jeffrey in the Peak District and in the early
sixties our car was snowed in in a blizzard on a
trip just outside Caernarfon. We walked into the
town only to find all accommodation booked up, so
in desperation we spent the night in cells in the
local police station!
Jeffrey was a kind, compassionate and thoughtful
friend but soon after I moved to Wallasey in the
mid-sixties, we lost touch with each other and it
was only in the last couple of years that my wife
managed to track him down in Germany. We left a
telephone message but he never replied.
I would very much appreciate any information on
what Jeffrey did in the intervening period since
I was last in contact with him and also what were
the unusual circumstances in which he