REGINALD GIBSON was a cobbler who lived and worked in the Durham City area in the 1940s.

He worked at the Co-op in Sherburn before setting up in Claypath and then being called up into the RAF.

After his national service, he settled near Grimsby, from where his son, Michael, gets in touch.

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He is trying to work out a family connection with Maggie Reece, who ran a sweetshop in Framwellgate, next to Stanton’s fish and chip shop, at least into the era of the colour photograph – say, the early 1970s.

Does anyone have any information on her? Please email