BOOTLE TIMES
6,303   Thursday, December 30, 1976   7p


Reunited with family and friends

A former Litherland couple flew halfway across the world last week to spend Christmas with their family. Val and Madge Forster are home from Adelaide in Australia on a six week visit to be reuinited with relatives some of whom they haven't seen for 19 years.

Mr and Mrs Forster whose former home was in Heathfield Street, Litherland, went out to Australia with their three children almost 20 years ago. And they haven't looked back since. "It's a fantastic life out there and the weather is marvellous", said Mrs Forster. "Val has a job as a plastic moulder and I work in the hospital as a nurse's assistant", she said.

The only thing the Forsters say they miss about this country is their family and friends and Christmas, although it's a lot warmer in Adelaide at this time of the year. "The people out there are friendly but somehow its just not the same as here. Another thing we've noticed is the amount of flyovers that have sprung up around here since we left. We've seen a big change", said Mr Forster.

Before Mr Forster got the chance of a new life in Australia he worked as a pipe fitter's assistant with English Electric. And Mrs Forster worked for a time in Oriel Road as a letterpress machine feeder. The couple are staying with Mrs Forster's sister, Mrs May Cusworth in Litherland.
Mr and Mrs Val Forster with sister Mrs May Cusworth and brother Mr Thomas Murray

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