While I was searching for Ron’s decendents, I place an advert in the Thanet Gazette
I knew Ron for about 20 years from around 1945 till his death 12 April 1964. He had just been demobbed from the RAF and recently divorced.
He was back living with his parents at Elmstone Court about 7 miles East of Canterbury.
Elmstone Ct was a large estate and at the time hosted a Woman’s Land Army Hostel, my Mother was a cook there, she was also separated but not divorced, they met, and as they say fell in love, staying together until his death.
Hubert Deacon his father was a director of a large timber company in Ramsgate, he owned Elmstone Ct , a farm and I think several hundred acres of land.
Ron used to tell me about the many cars the family owned, They enjoyed their motoring.
I know little about his life in the 1930s I presume he married lived in George V ave and owned the Buick.
He had one son, Graham, a retired boat builder who, if still alive, lives on the Isle of White. I met him once in the 60s, he is older than me, I am 70 he must be in his 80s.
Sending you a photo of Ron and my Mum, it’s on the SS Royal Daffodil, a day trip from Margate to Boulogne taken summer 1946.
Wilf was very helpfull and sent more information and photos-
My Mum’s name was Helen. May 1913 to October 2003. Ron died in 1964 aged 61. There was no one else after.
I was interested to hear about Mick Deacon, If he’s the son of either Leslie or Eric, Ron’s younger brothers, I may have met him, I visited Eric quite a lot in the 50s he lived in Minster in Thanet and Leslie lived in Margate.
It’s Leslie’s daughter Jane Ellcock I am trying to contact about a possible Buick photo.
The photos, Mum and Ron at the Cliftonville Lido, Margate, an entertainment centre and Ron in Marine Terrace, Margate, both taken about 1960.
I was very pleased to get these photos of Ron Deacon. Thanks again to Wilf Cuckson for all his help.
Click on ‘Some wonderful Photos’ at the top to see another great picture.