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Derrick Richard Howes

Derrick Richard Howes

Male 1926 - 1993  (67 years)

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  • Name Derrick Richard Howes  [1, 2, 3
    Derrick Richard Howes
    Derrick Richard Howes
    Born 16 Mar 1926  Maternity Home, 3 Aspland Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Derrick Richard Howes BC
    Derrick Richard Howes BC
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt May 1926  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Service No. Abt 1945  [7
    3086419 
    Name Derrick R Howes  [5, 8
    Occupation 1945 
    RAF sergeant - radar instructor 
    Occupation 1948 
    Telephone engineer 
    Occupation 1950 
    Shoe manufacturer 
    Occupation 27 Jan 1951  [3
    Shoe Foreman 
    Residence 27 Jan 1951  Lower Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1953  34 Hercules Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NR6 5HH
    Residence Between 1956 and 1972  1 Portland Street, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NR2 3LE, formerly NOR 50F
    Residence Between 1972 and 1993  275 Wroxham Road, Sprowston, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • NR7 8RL
    Occupation 18 Dec 1993  [9
    Manager, Shoe Trade (Retired) 
    Died 18 Dec 1993  Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, St Stephen's Road, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Cause: I(a) Endocarditis (b) Heart Failure II Ischaemis heart disease 
    Derrick Richard Howes DC
    Derrick Richard Howes DC
    Notes 
    • During the war, Derrick lived with his father in Chingford, Essex. His mother and sisters were evacuated.....?

      He was a telephone engineer and worked for the Post Office at Mount Pleasant. He was really good at fixing all kinds of electrical equipment. During his National Service he was a Sergeant in the RAF at Yatesbury in Wiltshire and worked on radar, ulitmately as an instructor. When he started he was installing radar equipment using ladders outside. Regular uniform shoes with leather soles were actually dangerous for climbing ladders outside. So his father made him a pair of shoes that looked like regular shoes but had softer non-slip soles. The Sergeant-Major caught him wearing them and put him on a charge. When the officer conducted a hearing he asked my father to explain. He did, and the officer said, "Sensible idea. Case dismissed"

      My father's sister said that my father was so good at electrical stuff that he should have stayed in that area and stayed out of the shoe business. He wasn't incredibly happy at his work, especially when the company was bought by Start-Rite. I remember that I once asked him why he didn't find another job, and he seemed stuck with what he knew.

      Derrick invented a machine for glueing the soles of shoes to the uppers. It looked like a modern Dutch pancake machine where everything goes around in a circle where it can be heated for a defined period of time.

      My father actually was quite good at organization. He was involved in several outside bodies including the Independent Order of Foresters, when through a succession of fetes he raised enough money to build a swimming pool for handicapped children. He also was the Commodore of Snowflakes Sailing Club and ran the Three Rivers Race for Horning Sailing Club for many years. Often, I remember his efforts for other organizations eventually ended in rows.

      My father remembered an "uncle" coming back from America in the late 1940s. My mother thinks it was one of his grandfather's brothers. Most likely it was Arthur George......

      Some of Dad's other accomplishments:
      Chief Ranger, Independent Order of Foresters, Waveney Lodge of Norfolk & Suffolk
      Commodore, Snowflake Sailing Club
      Organizer, Three Rivers Race for Horning Sailing Club for about 20 years
      Race Officer, Thurne Mouth Open Regatta
    Person ID I21765  ONS
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2017 

    Father Richard James Howes,   b. 27 Oct 1902, 7 Ebenezer Terrace, St Augustine's, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1991, Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Annie May Batch,   b. 5 Jun 1904, 103 Waddington Street, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1979, Hunter's Moon, Thieves' Lane, Salhouse, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1925  St Luke, New Catton, Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Richard James Howes / Annie May Batch MC
    Richard James Howes / Annie May Batch MC
    Witness 17 Oct 1925  [3
    Hannah Maud Howes - sister 
    Witness 17 Oct 1925  [3
    Stanley William Wortley 
    Married Abt Nov 1925  Norwich, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F5812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 20 Sep 2017 04:53:16 
    Family ID F2349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1926 - Maternity Home, 3 Aspland Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt May 1926 - Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Sep 1939 - 8 Valance Avenue, Chingford, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1953 - 34 Hercules Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1956 and 1972 - 1 Portland Street, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1972 and 1993 - 275 Wroxham Road, Sprowston, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: I(a) Endocarditis (b) Heart Failure II Ischaemis heart disease - 18 Dec 1993 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, St Stephen's Road, Norwich, Norfolk Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    2. [S793] Norwich City Health Dept - births, (Available on microfilm).

    3. [S50] Marriage cert.

    4. [S11] Birth cert.

    5. [S476] BMD register (England & Wales) - births - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    6. [S1956] 1939 Register, findmypast.com, ancestry.com.

    7. [S2045] Ministry of Defence.

    8. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.
      available online from various sources

    9. [S20] Death cert.

    10. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.