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There were male Military Police stationed at number 47 Rodney Street and we used to use their canteen if we wanted cigarettes etc. In 1944 I met a sergeant in the canteen when I went in one day.

He told me he had just come home from India. His name was Bill Cox. We got friendly and after a short time we started going out together. I thought he was the bee’s knees. He said he played the piano so, being as we had one in our billet, the girls invited him to come in and play for us. He was very popular with them all.

We used to go to Romiley

Our romance bloomed and we started to visit Bill’s parents who lived in Romiley, Cheshire. We would go there on our weekend passes. One weekend we were going to Romiley and went to catch the train at Lime Street Station. We got into the first carriage of the train and took off our overcoats expecting the train to leave any minute.

Oh dear!

After a while the train didn’t go. Bill put his head out of the window to see what was wrong and guess what? It was the only carriage left on the platform, it had not been connected to the rest of the train. We certainly felt real fools having to walk off the platform to face some of our Military Police mates and have them laugh at us. We then had to walk to Central Station and wait another hour for the next train.

Sheila Khan

In 1945 we got married in Mount Pleasant Register Office in Liverpool and the girls and fellows who knew us gave us a lovely reception at number 47 Rodney Street.

By Kathleen Lilian Cox nee Tirrell

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Sheila Khan
Who Am I?

I am mother to 3 boys and one girl all now grown up and flown the nest. I also have 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. I trained as a nurse in the 1960s but have been a stay at home mum since my second child was born in 1975. When I have not been looking after children I have tried many hobbies. Tried my hand at many crafts, knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, patchwork and water colour painting.

I have spent the last 15 years or so tracing my family history but seem to have come to a standstill with it now. I tried writing a family history book but couldn't find the right direction and also wrote a bit of bad poetry. I love to take photographs wherever I go especially of wildlife and the countryside and also of the plants and wildlife in my very untidy wildlife garden.

I was looking forward to travelling when my husband retired but unfortunately he has not been well for the past 4 years so that just hasn't happened so now I am a stay at home wife rather then mum. Therefore I spend a lot of time at the computer either researching or social networking. I belong to a sewing group and we are making a patchwork quilt at the moment and I also work one morning a week in a charity shop and I do some volunteering in the local community woodland when I can get motivated.

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