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Lily and Jock Izzard - Oxford Salter connections

Lily Wright was born in 1904, she met a soldier Jock Izzard and they married in 1924.
Lily worked for the Salter family all her life until retirement first as a housemaid, then as a nanny, and lastly managing the Bridge Hotel and Tearoom on Abingdon Bridge. Lily was the backbone of our family and we spent every Christmas at the hotel.
Jock also found work at Salters becoming captain of the Steamer the Sonning up and down the Thames.
When mum’s parents died young, Lil and Jock adopted mum’s two year old brother who later helped Jock as a Captain’s boy on the Sonning.
When they retired, they bought a shop in Marston on Edgeware Road where I worked every Saturday.
Lily and Jock were a lovely couple greatly missed.

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