On 13th June 1927 when she was sixteen, Winnie was apprenticed as a “General Upholsteress” to the firm of John DYER Ltd , 76 Kings Rd Southsea. She completed her apprenticeship after three years, and continued to work there afterwards.
Ernest William Kettley was born in Portsmouth on 24th April 1908. he appears in the 1911 census aged 2, with his fishmonger father Ernest and mother Daisy May. He was a tin and copper smith.
Winnie and Ern married at St Bartholomews Southsea, about September 1935
They had no natural children, but in 1951 adopted Valerie, born in December 1950