Help me find my dad

OUR Finding Friends column aims to reunite family and friends who have lost touch over the years. Today JAMES MARSTON meets a mum who wants nothing more than to find her father.

OUR Finding Friends column aims to reunite family and friends who have lost touch over the years. Today JAMES MARSTON meets a mum who wants nothing more than to find her father.

A YOUNG mum is today hoping to trace her biological father who she has never met.

Susanna Spencer, of Butley Road, Felixstowe, wants to meet her father Mark Bailey, who she believes may be living in Hampshire.

The 21-year-old mum-of-one said: “I was born on September 3, 1984 and my mum died ten days later. I have never seen my father. There are things I want to find out and I'd like to see what he is like.”

Adopted soon after her mum died, Susanna always knew about her family history and stayed in touch with her biological family in Ipswich.

She said: “I've always known where I came from. I stayed in Felixstowe but he moved to Hampshire. “There are lots of things I have never known. I understand he left my mum when she was pregnant with me and he was offered the opportunity to take me on after my mum died. I have questions only he can answer.”

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Today Susanna is turning to our Finding Friends column, which has helped reunite so many families and friends over the years.

Susanna said: “After having my own son the time has come when I would like to meet him. Whether he wants to meet me is up to him. He lived in Ipswich with my mum so maybe someone might still be in contact with him, you never know. Someone might remember him.”

If you remember Mark Bailey or know where he is please call Susanna on 07885 9379825.


If you would like to trace a long lost friend or relative simply fill in this form and send it in so we can publish your appeal.


Valerie Langley, nee cross, of 41 Brewsters, East Harling Norfolk, is looking for Tessa Fisk born on September 1 or 2 1941.

Tessa was a former pupil of Britannia Primary School and Copleston Secondary Modern Girl's School. If you know her or her whereabouts call Valerie on 01953 717359.

Judith McGlone, nee Runnacles, of 21, Sewell Wontner Close, Kesgrave, is searching for Eileen Tye, daughter of the late Henry and Winnie Tye of The Knoll, Peasenhall. Eileen worked at Sainsbury's Brook Street, Ipswich.

If you know her or her whereabouts call Judith on 01473 611865.

Sandra Steadman, nee Grimshaw, of 36, Stour Avenue, Felixstowe, is searching for Alvin Prewitt/Pruett. Alvin was at Maidstone Road Infants probably during 1953-1954. He was American and his father was a serviceman stationed at Bentwaters and Mildenhall. Alvin was probably born in 1947 or 1948.

If you know her or her whereabouts call Sandra on 01394 212854.

David Long of 4, Gordon Road, Ipswich, is looking for Lucy Gale of Newquay, Cornwall. David and Celia are thinking of you and hope you have found happiness at last.

If you know her or her whereabouts call David on 01473 278005.

Michael Gage, of 24, Grange Road, Walton, Felixstowe, is searching for Tony Mei(ie)kle who was last known to be living in Framlingham in 1964.

Michael said: “We were in the army together, in the Royal Signals based for basic and trade training at 14 Signal Regiment, Catterick, Yorkshire, in 1963. he would now be in his 60s.”

Susan Kennedy, of Glasgow, Scotland, is trying to find descendents of Edward John Henry Westera Gist Du Pre Kennedy, born 1889 and Alice Winnifred Snell, born 1890.

Susan said: “The couple lived in |Norfolk in the 1920s where they had two children Edwards Norman Kennedy, born 1921 and Alina Winifred.

“I have tried to trace Edward Norman Kennedy without any luck. My mother is still alive and loves in Elmswell. The rest of the clan are up here in Scotland.

“I have been researching family history myself for about 20 years and would love to be able to unite the family if possible.”

To contact Susan email

Mick Chalcraft would like to find anyone who knew the Calver family who were living at number 70 or 72 Croft Street, Ipswich, in 1915.

Mick said: “I believe they are distant relatives of mine who I would like to trace. I have been able to find out there are 205 people with the Calver surname living in the Ipswich area so hopefully someone will come forward.”

To contact Mick call 01394 420314 or E-mail