Gertrude (Gertie) was born in Altrincham on 16th January 1902. The family lived at 54 Moss Lane and after leaving school Gertrude worked at the Linotype factory, Broadheath, making gun sights during WWI. After the war she worked at Leigh’s Laundry in Moss Lane. On 29th July 1933 she married Thomas McConville at St Vincent’s Church, Altrincham and after living for a short time in Brien Avenue, Broadheath, the couple moved to Timperley and lived at 13 Brook Lane. Gertrude died on 20th April 1996 in Chesham House nursing home, Bowdon and was buried in Brooklands Cemetery, Sale.