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Joan Lee

Joan Lee was born into a teetotal, chapel-going family in 1923 in Handsworth, Sheffield. As a teenager in the Blitz, she found herself perilously close to the bombs and destruction, but she also found the love of her life, Fred Lee. When she married him, she incurred the wrath of her parents, as Fred's family were in the pub trade. Joan went on to become one of Sheffield's best-loved pub landladies.