I HAVE lived in the US since 1954, when my American husband and I were married at Christ Church, Roxeth.

I was born (Mary Shearlock) in Harrow and lived at 103 Northolt Road, my parents' grocer's shop opposite the gas works.

Two doors down was the butcher's shop, Aubussons. I remember the youngest child, Joanne, who was two years younger than myself. Her father sold the business some time during the early part of the war and they moved to Northolt.

A few years ago, Joanne and a daughter were visiting England and went to Christ Church, Roxeth only to find it closed. However, they met a 'distant' relative of mine leaving the church, Clive Scowen, who had the church opened up and showed them around. In talking Joanne mentioned that she once lived on Northolt Road and Clive mentioned yours truly.

Since that time we have only spoken on the telephone, as Joanne lives in California. As her youngest daughter has been living in Newport, Rhode Island, reasonably close to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where my husband and I moved three and a half years ago, we finally met last week. We had a wonderful time, talking about Roxeth, Harrow, South Harrow and taking pictures.

I am writing to give you a brief synopsis of an unusual and very happy reunion and wondered if your newspaper is interested in further details. Both my grandparents were upstanding members of the Roxeth/South Harrow community and are buried in the churchyard.

One grandparent was George Bentley, hairdresser at Roxeth corner, and the other John Charles Shearlock, master grocer. There is a booklet called Roxeth, which has pictures going back to 1905 and shows the grocer's shop as well as areas of Roxeth corner.