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Laura Raine



(d.15 March 1946)

My Mother, Laura Raine was a nurse during the World War 2. She worked in Bishop Auckland General Hospital from 1943. During her time employed there she had met at man around April, May or June and they had relations with each other then 9 months later I was born in March 1946. My mother never told me who he was. I found out that she went to the War Office to tell him she was pregnant and they told her he was married and they couldn't give her any information about him. Later in my life I was told that a couple had come to the home I was living in with my grandmother in Cockfield. They wanted to adopt me. However, my grandmother wouldn't hear of it. I was told from my mother's sister, Jenny Raine, that all she knew was that the man was tall and had fair hair and beautiful smile.

We do have a few pictures of my mother with a few of the nurses she worked with at the hospital some of the names are on the back like "Nurse Swinbank, and nurse Moore? I think the names are a little hard to read. I feel as time has passed that most of my life has been a lie. My mother has passed away in 2002 and my step-father has passed as well, there is my half brother left and myself. I feel like I have been left in the dark and had such a hard life due to never being able to do anything right in my mother's eyes and I was too scared to ask her, she was very nasty to me.

If anyone can help in anyway with information on my mother Laura Raine, and maybe the nurses she may have chumed with just maybe some has a picture of her and my real father or even just his name will do. I feel that I do still, after all these years, have faith and hope there is maybe some family out there somewhere. Thanks so much.

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