Here on a happy day out….looks like it could be a seaside trip….are Allan Moran and his mum and dad, Jim and Joan.
Sadly, such happy family days were soon to be cut short. When Allan was only nine years old Jim died from a massive heart attack. He was a miner and was at work in the pit when he collapsed and his friends and colleagues had to tell Joan.
What an awful day that must have been for her and Allan!
Jim was only 41. Heart disease must run in the male side of the Moran family as Allan also died suddenly from a heart attack when he was 36 and Laura just 6. In his case he was having a cup of tea before going to work one morning when he complained of feeling funny, put his head back and just died where he sat.
Joan adored Allan and never really recovered from his early death.