John (Jack) Christy

Photo:Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:John (Jack) Christy 1911

John (Jack) Christy 1911

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:John Jack Christy c 1900

John Jack Christy c 1900

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:John (Jack) Christy in his Hitchin Grammar School uniform c1922

John (Jack) Christy in his Hitchin Grammar School uniform c1922

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:John (Jack) Christy c1924

John (Jack) Christy c1924

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:John (Jack) Christy's driving licence

John (Jack) Christy's driving licence

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:Front row middle - Flight Sgt John (Jack) Christy in the RAF c1942

Front row middle - Flight Sgt John (Jack) Christy in the RAF c1942

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:Flight Sgt John (Jack) Christy in the middle of the back row RAF c1942

Flight Sgt John (Jack) Christy in the middle of the back row RAF c1942

Patricia Lewis/Jackie Embury

Photo:"Arbury" 1 Newnham Hill

"Arbury" 1 Newnham Hill

Jackie Embury courtsey of Anaya Parry

Photo:"Arbury" 1 Newnham Hill

"Arbury" 1 Newnham Hill

Jackie Embury courtsey of Anaya Parry

Last Christy to own Ashwell Stores

By Jackie Embury

John (Jack) Christy was born 20 August 1911 in Ashwell the son of Harry Oakley Christy and Louisa Patey who owned and ran Christy's (Ashwell Stores).  For more information about the Christy family and shop please refer to the 'Places' 'Shops' headings on this website.

Jack attended The Grammar School, Hitchin in the early 1920s.

Jack married Myra Anderson in 1933 later divorcing.

His first driving licence is dated 8th May 1934 showing his address as High Street, Ashwell.  In 1937 his licence shows his address as "Arbury", Newnham Hill, Ashwell (No 1 Newnham Hill)

He served as a flight Sgt in the RAF during WWII in the Pigeon Service spending time at the Sandringham Royal Lofts and later in Iran and Egypt. 

Jack married Florence Grace Boddy in 1947.   Florence served in the WRAF during WWII as a Sgt Barrage Balloon Operator.

They had one daughter Patricia

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