Vera Williams Diaries

Scope and Content

The diaries describe Vera and Ted's domestic life in Ham, including their trips to the shops, gardening activities, hospital appointments, family life, and the weather.

Administrative / Biographical History

Vera Singleton was born in Brixton in 1922. She married Edward 'Ted' Williams on 3rd February 1945, and they moved into a prefab in Ham. Vera worked part-time in a local chemist shop, and Ted was a plumber. They had at least two daughters. From about 1966, the family lived at 3 Vancouver Road, Ham. Vera died on 18th April 2016.


The Vera Williams Diaries collection is arranged in one series, DC21/1, consisting of 23 volumes.

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