Meet the Heeley family who emigrated to Australia
response to your "Where are they now?” I am Eric Heeley
and lived in Brierley from about 1943 to February 1958 when we
emigrated to Australia. My mother, Kathleen and father, Jerry,
died 7 and 2 years ago respectively. My sister Janet is
alive and well and lives in New South Wales whereas I live in
visited me recently and we spent an enjoyable 3 hours or so
looking through old pictures on your website. Below is a
recent photo of us both and our recollection of who lived in
Hilltop Estate in 1958 when we left. It may not be totally
accurate as it WAS 44 years ago!! Please
feel free to make additions or corrections.
to Eric and Janet
you both for the email and the pictures. I am not sure about who
lives where on the estate now, but I know that Mrs Wilkinson
still lives at number 17. Sadly Nat passed away a few years ago.
I remember the family well as I used to be best friends with
their son Stephen in the 60s and 70s. He would only have been a
baby when you emigrated. (About 45/46 now). I also had the
pleasure of working with Nat in the 1970s when he was a driver
for the Yorkshire Traction at Shafton. There is also an elderly
lady at number 11 called Newton who I know has brothers called
Leslie (deceased) and Billy who lives on the Grange Road estate.
Have you visited Brierley recently because both your faces looks
very familiar. If you have any photographs of your family when
you lived in Brierley I would really appreciate a copy of them.
keep in touch
of Eric and
Janet's parents Clarence (Jerry)
June 4 1938 at Hemsworth
Do you remember
any of the Heeley family? If so
Where R U now? index page