Click here to return to the main site entry page
Click here to return to the previous page

Ken Haverson
Kenneth George Haverson
01 June 1937 - 08 October 2015

Ken Haverson

Ken was son of Ossie and Josie Haverson, and born in Oxford. He met his future wife, Lorna, when she was nursing his father at Northampton General Hospital.

Ken worked with his parents and they moved to run a snack bar for the American troops stationed at Chelveston during the 1960s.

When that closed down in 1974 he worked for Cox and Wright as an engineer, eventually becoming a representative for the company and travelling extensively. He later worked for Hawkes at Stanwick.

He married Lorna Skevington, a matron at Northampton Hospital, and at first they rented cottage at Woodford.

Following a disatrous fire they moved to Rushden, Court Estate, where they brought up three girls, Elaine and twins Nicola and Lesley. All three followed their mother into nursing. Lorna worked at Adnit Road Centre when it opened in 1968.

Always a busy family, involved in the Church at Newton Bromswold, and the girls joined the local Guides at St Mary's Church in Rushden. After caravan holidays for several years, they evtually bought a boat, and had many holidays sailing together. He was a member of St Neot's Golf Club for over 40 years.

Retirement saw Ken restoring a military Jeep, volunteering at Duxford Imperial War Museum and he also restored other items for military museums in the district.

a project

Ken standing inside a sentry box, constructed, in his back garden, for the Lamport Railway Museum, a project done through the Military Vehicle Trust.
Lorna and Ken ran a book stall each July at Newton fetes, collecting books together over the whole year. They joined Rushden History Society, Rushden Museum, Rushden Historical Transport Society, the Military Vehicle Trust. Always looking forward to taking their Jeep to a function to commemorate anniversaries or annual events.

Jeep 'Annie B'
Ken Haverson and Lorna in their Jeep 'Annie B'

Click here to return to the main index of features
Click here to return to the People & Families index
Click here to e-mail us