The 'Grint' Family

1908 - Ivy Maud
1933 - Terry Arthur
1934 - Hazel Grace
1951 - Joy Brenda



Cecil Stanley Ramsey McDonnald Grint
1924 - 2010


Cecil Stanley Grint Born Cecil, but over the years he was also know as Sam and Charlie


September 18, 1924 Norwich - Dec quarter 4b / 219
Died: April 12, 2010 age 85
Buried: April 23, 2010 Interned, Norwich
Parents Bertie Grint
Rose Eva Jelley
Cecil was registered at birth as Cecil R. D. S. Grint

Charlie & Vera


Vera May Mann  


May 17, 1927 Norwich - Jun quarter 4b / 249
Died: March 17, 2017 Norwich - age 89
Buried: April 26, 2017 Earlham City Cemetery, Norwich
Parents George Robert Mann
Ada Norman

Vera's parents married in 1906 at Norwich - Jun quarter (4b 247)



June 19, 1948 Norwich - Jun quarter 4b / 1446

Cecil was recorded as Cecil S. D. Grint




Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Paul Russell Grint 1950 Norwich
Christine Carol Grint July 22, 1952 Norwich - Sep quarter 4b / 754
Died 1972 - Age 20


File Information:


Cecil was born in Crooks Place, Norwich where he spent his childhood and attended the local school. At the age of 14 following his mother’s death he ran off to sea and joined the merchant navy, on returning home he became a brick layer but within a very short time was called up for the Royal Navy. During the Second World War he was injured in an explosion and spent some time in a Russian hospital for treatment. In Norwich one night whilst on leave he met Vera out with some girl friends at the Black Horse on Tombland. They were to marry in 1948 at the Registry Office which was then at the City Hall. After their marriage they lived with Vera’s parents at 3 Holme Street, Norwich. By this time Cecil had gone into partnership with two friends doing building work under the name of BGS Builders which was short for Bolton, Grint & Stoworthy.
At the age of 50 Cecil suffered a brain haemorrhage and being lucky to survive spent several months to recuperate .....

My memories of Cecil....... (although I personally have always known him as Sam) is from my early years, in the 1950's he would often be at the family gathering and in my memory was always the joker, his giggle and grin would always remind me of his father (my great grandfather 'Bertie') he always seemed to have such an easy go lucky attitude. One memory however is stuck in my memory for life with great fondness, it was a Christmas party at my nanny and granddad Taylor's bungalow on Spixworth Road. One or two of my nan's sisters were there including her little brother Sam. As was the norm at those parties there was a lot of joking, laughter,eating and of course drinking that went on till the early hours of the morning. My great uncle Gordon had given a lift to quite a few of the family in his big flash car, I don't recall the make but it was huge with fin wings. We were all outside in the early hours of the morning to see them off and Sam got in first, right in the middle on the back seat, everyone else piled in and the doors closed. The car started to reverse out of the drive and had gone no more than a foot when it suddenly stopped and all 4 doors opened virtually simultaneously followed swiftly by all the occupants leaving a very indecent looking Sam on the back seat trying (but not succeeding) to hold back his chuckling that soon developed into uncontrollable laughter, he had passed wind!!!

I started work in 1963 as an apprentice electrician with Secker & Son's and would often come across Sam on building sites, Sam had his own build business and was always in a gang, again he was always the joker and would always refer to me as 'Boy Raymond' and strangely enough this gave me some credibility on site as I was always included in things when Sam was there.

As the years went by, from time to time I would see Sam and Vera often they would be on Anglia Square where I had a display caraven when I was a rep for Zenith Windows, then later in the city mostly in St Stephens, Sam would always stop and talk to me, "it's Boy Raymond" he would say ......... It is only now that I realise that I don't know too much about his family, but I will be looking into that - Ray Taylor

2010: GRINT CHARLES, on Monday, April 12th, aged 85 years. Deeply loved husband of Vera, father of Paul and Christine, father-in-law of Lesley, much-loved grandad of Georgina and Holly. The funeral service will be held at St Barnabas Church, Russell St, Norwich followed by interment on Friday, April 23rd at 1.45 p.m. Family flowers only please but, if desired, donations to Alzheimer's, most welcome, may be sent c/o George Bush Funeral Home, 93 Oak Street, Norwich NR3 3BP.

More on Vera May Mann

Vera's parents and family
1911: Census - 3 Home St Norwich Norfolk
George Robert Mann - Head - Married - age 27 (1884) - Tight Winder Of Wire Iron Foundry - born Norwich
Ada Mann - Wife - married 5 years - age 23 (1888) - born London
George Robert Mann - Son - age 4 (1907) - born Norwich
Frederick William Mann - Son - age 2 (1909) - born Norwich
Emily Norman - Sister - Single - age 21 (1890) - Boot Work - born London

1927: Birth record - Vera May Mann at Norwich - Jun quarter 4b / 249





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