My mother, Pat Preston/ Maura Patricia Geary, has been very ill for sometime now. I know little of her past or any of her distant relations. She was born in London and lived at 108 Godolphin Road, Shepard's Bush W12. During the war she was

evacuated to Belle Vue Terrace, Penzance. I know she had relations by the name of Rowe. I've found letters from address 67 The Ropewalk, Alveston Estate. When my mother was 21-years-old, she had cards from

Kathleen Preston, Aunt Ciss, Mrs Wells, nephew Neville, Ethel, cousin Jackie, Sonia, Uncle Arthur, Winnie, Bill, cousin Gerald, Eric, Fred, cousin Viana and Auntie Phyll. Some had Penryn postmarks

I am looking for help in piecing together some of my mother's past and even find some relatives that

I have no knowledge of.

Many thanks, Samuel John Preston, 17 Byron Avenue, Margate, Kent, CT9 1TU, tel 01843 228848; mobile, 07791966723 or email