Regional members of the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association met at the Comfort Inn in Cross Lanes for a business meeting and tea. The association was formed in 1946 by women who had left the shores of England to make new homes in the United States. A similar group was formed in England by those left behind when young women moved away from their homeland to be the brides of American soldiers. It has expanded since its inception.
Sunday April 14, 2013
Photos: Transatlantic brides share tea, conversation
Seated from left are Jean Brown, Hazel Phelps, Valarie Lilly and Cathy McVey. Standing, from left, are Brenda Phelps, Mark Haake and his wife Nicole, Margaret Stevenson, Cathy Murray, Isabelle Develin, Jean Lacy, Joyce Williams, Valerie Asbury, Helda Gravely, George Develin and May Rhodes.
Jean Brown, 89, of Cincinnati, a member of the Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association, says she met her husband as he was guarding the railroad in Essex. She married him in 1945 and came to the United States in 1946. Members say they enjoy getting together to share stories and enjoy British foods and teas.