After talking to my grandmother I discovered that she had a very distant relationship with her parents, although I did learn a little about my family history.
My great grandmother was Elizabeth Hannah Cousins (a.k.a Betty!) which is also a knick name of mine. Her maiden name was Vickers and she worked in a clothing factory before having children and becoming a full time housewife.
My great grandfather was Forbes Robson Cousins who was a ship riveter for Doorman and Long.
Dorman Long & Co., Ltd was first formed by Arthur Dorman and Albert de Laude Long in 1875 in the north east of England as ‘ steel makers, constructional engineers and bridge builders’ and went on to construct many of the most famous bridges built in the first half of the last century, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932), the Tyne Bridge (1928, UK), the Tees Newport Bridge (1934, UK) and the Omdurman Bridge (1926, Sudan).