Note: Berthe Brabant, had the most wonderful gift with a needle, she could do any thing, Knitting, sewing, Embroidery, often did repairs for the church, in Percy Road Kilburn. One of the best cook's I have ever known. At one time she worked at Knebworth House as a Pasty Cook. Her father was a baker in France. Berthe was in W A A C mid year 1917. In 1918 she was working for the W A A C in France, were she managed to see her parents. Berthe had the best ever gift of telling story's, we as children could and would listen for hours. A very easy person to love, very religious, in touch with the Spirit's (From beyond) I never saw her drink. Always counted things out in French. In 1908 she arrived in London, she was 16 yrs and had worked around the Boulogue area since leaving school at 13 yrs old. She entered the household of a English family in France, who asked her to return with then to London. Started as a Kitchen Maid and worked her way up learning English from the Butler, she would watch the cooks & learnt from them, until she could apply for work as a cook. Berthe & George lived for many years at 71 Percy Rd Kilburn, outside toilet, small back yard, five stories high. Basement used for coal storage, Kitchen & laundry on one floor. Up two or three steps to Dinning room (Later Berthe's bedroom) front room with bay window, 2nd floor. Then up many stairs to two more rooms one small bedroom, one large bedroom, 3rd floor, Then more stairs two more bedrooms, one used for George Wilson. 4th floor. More stairs to two more bedrooms, small sink on landing to 5th floor. Front room had a door knocker, in the style of a Cheshire Cat, (From Alice in Wonderland) most unusual.
RootsWeb.com is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.