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Albert George PLAYER

Male 1914 - 1994  (80 years)


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  • Name Albert George PLAYER 
    Born 31 Mar 1914  West Ham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Cremated Oakley Woods Crematorium, Leamington Spa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID 1FD020F12EFB490392FA36D8FF8FAC0049E6 
    Died 28 Nov 1994  Leamington Spa, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Janet Webb has kindly sent me the following about her parents:

      ALBERT GEORGE PLAYER AND IDA LOUISA NEE HALL

      MYPARENTS

      Albert George Player was born 31st March, 1914 the only surviving son
      of Albert and Harriet Player at 28, Meason Road Stratford, West Ham,
      Essex.
      He had 1 older sister, Florrie Frances Player born 4th. July, 1909.

      Ida Louisa Hall was born 12th July, 1912, the only child of Harry Frank
      William and Bessie Hall at 26 Harman Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex.

      Albert had volunteered to fight in the 2nd World War in 1939 when war
      was declared on Germany, but was found unfit for active service, so he
      joined the "Home Guard".
      Ida and Albert were married 23rd. December, 1939 at West Ham Parish
      Church. They lived at 4, Meason Road, Stratford until they were bombed
      during the war when they moved in with Albert's parents at 24, Meason
      Road. When Ida was pregnant with her first child (me), she was
      evacuated out of London to stay with Albert's friend's family in Nuney-
      Green, Berkshire where I was born 1941. Albert was a Shipping Clerk at
      London Docks so stayed with his parents until they also were bombed.
      Albert rented a flat at 1, Park Road, Manor Park, Wanstead and Ida
      moved back to London in 1944 when my sister, Brenda Ann was born on
      24th March.
      Albert by now was a Director of Insurance for a car delivery company,
      Car Collection headed by Mr Hunter.
      The company moved its Head Office to Coventry in 1950 and Albert
      moved his family to the Midlands. He rented a flat in Radford Road,
      Leamington Spa where we stayed for 6 months until Albert bought a
      house at 117, Kinross Road, Lillington for £299.00.
      Albert lost his job in 1954 and started his own company "Player and West
      Collections" with a friend of his, Fred West. Albert couldn't make the
      new company work so his house was re-possessed and the family moved
      into a rented flat at 24, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa.

      Albert's company was "bought-ouf" by a larger competitor and Albert
      was employed as an Insurance Director in the new job.
      When Brenda and Janet moved out, Albert and Ida moved to another flat
      at Riplingham Court, Leamington where they lived for about 20 years
      before making their final move to 1, Vincent Street, Leamington Spa, a
      "council property" .

      Albert finally retired from work aged about 70. He developed Rectal
      Cancer in 1994 and died in Myton Hospice on 28th. November, 1995
      aged 80. He was cremated at Oakley Woods Crematorium.

      Ida lived for another 14 months as his widow at the flat in Vincent Street
      and died during the night of 13th. January,1996. She was aged 84 and
      died of Congestive Cardiac Failure. She was cremated at Oakley Woods
      and her ashes put with her husband's.

      She frequently said to me that she knew Albert was still at home with her
      and she saw him quite often during that last 14 months. She said "one
      night, Janet, I will go to bed and your father will come for me". I like to
      think he did!!
    Person ID I2561  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2013 

    Father Albert PLAYER,   b. Abt 1881, Stratford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1955, West Ham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Harriet MILLS,   b. Abt 1883, West Ham, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Mar 1906  West Ham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Louisa HALL,   b. 12 Oct 1912, 26 Harmond Street, Shoreditch, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1996, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1939  West Ham Parish Church, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Janet L PLAYER
     2. Brenda Ann PLAYER,   b. 24 Mar 1944, Manor Park, Wanstead, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1992, Sobell House, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] BMD index, Q2 1914 West Ham 4a/97. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S297] Janet Webb, August/September 2013.

    3. [S178] BMD index, Nob 1994 Mid Warwickshire 7751B/B26B/248. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S178] BMD index, Q1 1906 West Ham 4a/136. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S178] BMD index, Q4 1939 West Ham 4a/359. (Reliability: 3).