Ken Forrester of Galgate

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Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby corkerrys » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:06 pm

good morning all

firstly many thanks for the information on here about Ken, he lived only round the corner from where i type this, i never knew Ken, but i came across him whilst researching my books on all from galgate who served in WW1 and WW2

he was a french polisher for waring and gillow both before and after WW2, and there is a prize awarded in his name at the Galgate horticultural show.

does anyone have a copy of his book? ironically the one he gave to the local history society sems to have been lent out and not returned!

another Galgate man -Maurice Iliingworth DSM -served in the same flotilla as Ken, i will post details soon

thanks

Shaun Corkerry

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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby Admin » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:40 pm

The chapters of Ken's autobiography covering his wartime experience may be found within the memoirs section of the web site, but I do not have a scan of the complete book.

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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby corkerrys » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:13 pm

no worries, someone round here will have one!

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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby corkerrys » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:25 pm

the 1939 register for Ken showing him as a french polisher living at Keepers cottage Conder green-Robert K forrester near where the right hand bit of sellotape is....
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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby Admin » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:59 pm

I was lent a copy in the past and know he spent some time after the war in Glasgow, employed in the fitting out of liners built on the Clyde at Govan.

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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby Pioneer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:31 pm

Hello 'corkerrys'
I do have a copy of Ken's autobiography and I will dig it out (from somewhere :-) and could send scans via private message or e-mail, if you wish.
I was very friendly with Ken (over the phone) but unfortunately never got to meet him or his lovely wife Harriet.
I do miss having the occasional chat with Ken, his northern accent was a delight to hear and certainly added greatly to his sense of humour.
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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby corkerrys » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:26 pm

that would be lovely thanks! a lot of people remember him here still!

my e mail is Corkerrys@aol.com, many thanks again! he did give a presentation in 2006 on his life, but I didn't live here then...my wife is the Galgate born one!

kind regards

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Re: Ken Forrester of Galgate

Postby Pioneer » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:53 am

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