Yesterday I met up with Sonia Cooper, a lovely lady who read about our campaign in the Salford Advertiser. Dorothy Bohm’s Uncle was in fact a childhood friend of Sonia’s mother, they were children together in Lithuania then met up again as adults in the UK. Sonia actually met Dorothy when they were both in their 20s as her Uncle brought Dorothy to Sonias house when he came to visit.
At this time in Manchester Sonia worked as a secretary for the Lord Mayor, Albam Abraham Moss who was Lord Mayor in 1952. As well as being Lord Mayor Moss ran a buisness based in a group of old victorian houses (now replaced with The Printworks!) which shipped the scrap ends of cloth rolls to third world countries, and Sonia had to do a lot of work for this runnng errands on foot between here and the Town Hall.
Sonia very kindly brought to us a portrait of her and her husband Victor Cooper, taken to commemorate their engagement. Sonia remembers they had been courting for six years before Victor popped the question, so needless to say this was a very happy time! Sonia also brought a portrait of her sister, Rivelyn Herbst. The script on the back of her sister’s portrait says that this is for her sweetheart-so two very loved up discoveries!