By 1939, aged 15, Chris had left school and was working for Bairds.
In that year, aged 52, John James Parvin died. Ron visited North Lodge on behalf of the Paveley family.
It was also the year the Second World War started, and Ron, aged 21, enlisted in the Royal Navy. He served on HMS Berwick in the North Atlantic, and ended the war in Ceylon.
Chris and Ron were a couple from June 1939 onwards, and corresponded throughout the war - though to Ron’s chagrin, his letters did not survive. Ron was demobbed in in 1946 and the couple were married a year later.