Voilet Ruth Collins (née Harley), was born at 25 Bright Street on 30th April 1906. The following is a transcript of an interview with Violet, conducted by her nephew Robert Harley in December 1988.

Her parents were Herbert and Annie Harley. She had a younger brother, John, and a younger sister, Dorothy. Until 1962 she lived with her husband, John Collins, at 24 Merridale Road, before moving to Bognor Regis. Violet died at the age of 94 in September 2000, whilst living in sheltered accommodation in Heathfield, East Sussex.

We must thank Robert Harley for allowing us to include this copy of his interview. The interview is complete, except for descriptions of other parts of the country where she also lived.

Violet's story is told in the following parts:

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