Joseph P J Boughey was born in 1922, the only son of Horace Jepson Boughey and Hannah Boughey (nee Williams). Both from Wallasey and born in 1895, they had met on Rhyl station in 1915, and married shortly afterwards. He grew up in Wallasey, going to Wallasey Grammar School, and later to Trent College, a public boarding school near Nottingham. He spent many holidays in Knolton, near Overton, on the Welsh-English border.
This is the haziest period of Dad’s life – there is no one left with direct recall of this period.