The Bednall Archive
Last updated: 29/06/2007
Maurice Dring (1922-1944) was the son of William Oliver and Annie Dring of Nottingham. On leaving school he joined the LMS railway and by 1943 he was a fireman and training to be a driver. Early in the following year he was found to have TB and sent to the Harlow Wood Sanatorium near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. While recuperating he learned to make leather goods including purses and wallets, which he gave to friends and relatives. The wallet shown was given by Maurice to his a nephew and still remains in the family. Sadly, just prior to being discharged, Maurice, an only son, caught meningitis and died.
AWBednall, Macclesfield 2004-2007