Margaret Anne Horan
May 1928 - Oct 1996
My mother was ostracised and looked down on. People wouldn't talk to her.
She must have had a really hard time that she didn't let us know about, having us kids, but I don't ever recall her not getting out of bed, or not brushing her teeth.
I will give Mum the utmost respect; she could have had me adopted, but she kept me. She is not Catholic, so it is not guilt.
Marjorie (Madge) Abbey
My children were my life, definitely.
Estelle Mary Longmore
I think that we have done a great job. We have now celebrated 52 years of marriage, which in itself, says something.
Apr 1930 - Dec 1997
She was the strong one in the relationship, what she said went…
July 1928 - 2006
My mother got me to believe in love.
I loved him. We had our arguments but we lasted fifty years.
Do I regret my marriage? I mean obviously I regret that it didn't go the way it should have done, but I got two beautiful children out of it.
July 1930 - Aug 2017
I did the best I could.
Evelyn Masie Lawrence
Mum and Dad always said they didn’t have to get married.
May 1921 - Jan 2002
She always read to us, sang to us, and she knitted our clothes.
Sep 1937 - Feb 2017
She was at the centre, and everything revolved around mum.
Feb 1932 - Dec 2004
Those you love don’t walk away, they walk beside you every day.
Dec 1952 - Oct 2018
The only thing to compare her with is the sun. Mum gave us life, she kept us warm and she was the centre of our universe.
Oct 1925 - Jul 1980
I have so many reasons why I really admired my Mum.
Nov 1928 - Jan 2012
Mum was always there for us.
I just wanted to keep my children safe.
Dec 1947 - Jul 2012
Always a smile, never a frown, always a helping hand when you are down.
Dec 1920 - May 1979
Mam was fiercely protective of me.
Ann (Hilda) Blackshaw
Aug 1939 - Jan 1988
If my mum was still alive, I would say ‘let me take you on holiday mum’.
Jun 1926 - 1971
My mother was my queen.