My name is Claire west nee whaling I have lived in leicester all my life. My dad is Tom whaling his father was Leonard whaling. Leonard had previously been married to Eileen?? Edith palmer my grandmother was the common law wife of Leonard he died in march 1942 a few months before my dad was born. Bridget and William where Leonards parents, I have recently started my family history again and would love to hear from any other whalings from the midlands. Coventry,staffs etc.