Reginald Rodolph Perron
12/02/1910 - 23/10/1991
Reg, standing outside Chelsbury Court, Arnold, Nottingham,
This was his home up until his death in October of 1991.
Reg and younger brother Ken grew up in Ilkeston at 4 Burr Lane and in due course
Reg attended Nottingham University studying to be a pharmacist. At this time
he met Stella (Zetella). One of his first
remarks to her was ' You are the third Stella I've met today'. She thought he
was shooting a line but later realised it was quite true, one of them being
his Auntie Stella (later Steggles).
Reg and Stella married after he qualified and for a time Reg travelled around
doing short stays at various Boots shops, Boots The Chemist, the firm he joined.
His first permanent managers post was at Coventry and he and Stella set up home
firstly on Burns Road and then at Coleridge Road, by then they had a daughter
Audrey Joan. They remained there throughout
the war spending many nights in the garden shelter while buildings fell around
them. It was during this period Reg learned of the death of Kenneth
at Monte Casino. They returned to Ilkeston in 1945, Reg leaving Boots to work
for Gordon Walker. Later Reg bought his own business at 88 Alfred Street South
in Nottingham and Stella and later Joan worked with him. They had a house built
in Ilkeston at 108 Stanton Road and lived there until 1958, when they moved
to a bungalow they had designed themselves, Midmeads, off Churchmore Lane, Arnold,
Notts. The Alfred Street area was redeveloped and Reg decided this was an excellent
time to retire and in 1972 they went on a world cruise.
Amongst many ports of call were Freemantle where they caught up with Vera
( Stella's sisters) and Sydney where they saw Herbert,
her brother. Stella and Reg had two more moves, firstly to Eaton Ave in Arnold,
then to their last home together 12 Chelsbury Court. Reg worked for many years,
somethimes as a locum at Skegness where they had a holiday chalet, and then
in Arnold. They travelled around Britain doing lots of coach tours.
Reg finally died of bone cancer in 1991. A few days after his death, Stella
received a certificate from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to mark his 60
years as a Pharmacist.
Born: Burton-on-Trent, sub-district: Tutbury
Reginald Rodolph Perron
Lily Perron nee Daniel
Married: Zitella Sewell 02/04/1934
Children: Audrey Joan Crosby