Leif in mem­ory lane hunt for pen­pal Eileen

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A NOR­WE­GIAN pen­sioner is try­ing to trace his child­hood pen pal.

Leif Harvik, 85, wants to track down his old friend Eileen Robin­son and her fam­ily who lived in Mac­cles­field.

Leif and Eileen were pen pals when they were teenagers and he vis­ited the town about 65 years ago.

He stayed with her fam­ily for sev­eral weeks and even worked at H & L Slater pa­per mill, where Eileen’s fa­ther, Arthur, was man­ag­ing di­rec­tor.

But when Leif re­turned to Nor­way he changed his sur­name to Dubard and lost touch with the fam­ily.

Last week­end Leif re­turned to Mac­cles­field with his son-in-law As­b­jorn and grand­daugh­ter Maria, 19, for a trip down mem­ory lane.

They vis­ited Mac­cles­field li­brary where they found pic­tures of Eileen’s fa­ther and Leif hopes to rekin­dle his friend­ship with the Robin­sons.

As­b­jorn said: “Leif has many happy mem­o­ries from his time in Mac­cles­field. He would love to be re­united with Eileen, her brother David, or any of their fam­ily. All he knows is that Eileen later stud­ied law in Manch­ester and got mar­ried, but he doesn’t know her sur­name.”

If you can help Leif email him via as­b­jorn. aune@icloud.com

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