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Ada Fuller

Ada Fuller 1924Ada Fuller died in the Landmere Nursing Home, West Bridgford on 24th April 1994. Her ashes were scattered at Wilford Hill Crematorium.
Ada was born in Whitby on 17th March 1901 and married Ernest Fuller in Margate in 1922.
Ada and Ernest separated in about 1934 and we did not know what happened to her until I found her death record. Ernest died in 1939, and his sisters couldn’t trace her then, although they tried through the Salvation Army.

Ernest was a brother of Lesley Fuller a British ‘film star’ who made several films at Elstree Studios. Lesley started his ‘Ped’lars’ concert party after the First World War at the Coliseum Theatre, Whitby, and they toured the Oswald Stroll theatres. Later they had a regular summer season at the Clifton Concert Hall in Margate. It was quite a family affair with Leslie’s wife and sisters making costumes, Ada was a dancer with the troupe and Ernest did some acting and worked backstage.

Ada visited the Margate Records office in 1951 to amend an entry on her marriage certificate, and this was witnessed by O. G. Walliss. I think this was Olive Geraldine Wallis who died in Nottingham in 1962. She lived at Flat 3, Lechlade Road, Bestwood Park Estate, Nottingham. I assume they were friends and travelled to Margate together.

Ada had lived in the nursing home for about a year but the staff were unable to give me any further details. I would love to find out where she lived before this and anyone who remembered her. Ada’s sister-in-law told me that Ada was very attractive with dark hair and olive skin, but would have been grey haired in later years.

I hope that your members may be able to help me find out where Ada lived.

Rosemary Neal –

Thomas Pritchett

I am struggling to find details of Thomas Pritchett, who I believe was baptised in Hickling in 1639 – son of John Pritchett and Issabell.  I believe he died in Colston Bassett in 1679 but I cannot prove the link.  Can anyone help me please?

I understand that Hickling Parish Registers don’t exist before 1648 which doesn’t help matters.

Peter Vaughan –