Renee Alice Rockliffe 1929 - 1976

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Renee in Dombey Street

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Renee was the daughter of David T Rockliffe and Alice Mary Rockliffe (née Peterson)

Alice Mary was my mother's sister.   

Renee was born at Skipwith Buildings in 1929, two years before her young brother David.

Renee was very close to my mother, Kitty.  You can see them together in the photograph below in 1936 so Renee was about seven years of age and Kitty is twenty-six.

In 1947 Renee married Albert White and they had two children Robert and Susan.

In the photo she is outside the house in Dombey Street, Holborn, where she lived with Kitty.

Renee was a lovely lady with a bright cheerful personality, always fun to be with.  I have such fond memories of her.  I used to go and stay with them in Swanley, Kent for holidays during the Sixties and take exciting day trips up to London.

Renee and Albert lived first in Viaduct Buildings, Holborn and later in Swanley. They moved to Canvey Island in the early seventies.

Tragically, Renee collapsed and died at a dance in Brighton in 1976, at the early age of 47.

Peter Rockliffe's notes

Kit walking with young Renee
Archive: 885

Archive: Renee and Kit at Iris's wedding [404,403], Little Renee on beach in dark coat [ANC105], with Kitty on beach [ANC104], with Albert, Sue and Linda at Hastings [391], me with Renee in Knole Park, Kent [442], Renee with her father [895]

22nd July 1929
June-Sept. 1948 131
17th October 1976 201