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This is my grandmother Ada Crutchley (nee Sherman), she was born on 11th September 1908 in 9 Court Lower Rushall Street, Walsall. Ada is the daughter of Thomas Sherman (1878-1936) and Alice Sherman (nee Russon), one of their eight children.

Ada married my grandfather Sidney Crutchley on 25th December 1929 at St George's church in Walsall. St George's stood on the corner of Walhouse Road and Pershouse Street in Walsall, but is long since demolished. Over the twenty year period which followed their wedding, Ada and Sidney raised three daughters and two sons.

Ada died on 1st November 2005, at the age of ninety-seven.

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