Richard Calver, known as Dick, was the son of Helen Calver, who later married Charles Ward. This photo is taken in the 1940s.
Chris Branch says in 2011:
Dick was born at Station Farm in 1923. He was a much loved member of the family and has figured in several photos. During WWII he was badly injured and had severe burns to his hands and face due to a fire in a tank. Miggie regularly visited her nephew Dick for the many weeks he spent at Stoke Mandeville Hospital which did a wonderful job in restoring his features.”
“My wife Diane reminded me that Miggie had told her: ‘at visiting times, the hospital staff would not believe that I was Dick’s Auntie’.”
“Dick married in 1949 and Harry Calver was Best Man. That wedding was possibly the first Calver reunion in years after the end of the war, followed by more than a few funerals.
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