Lost son reunites with mum after having lived within 20 miles for 62 years!

September 12th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 12 (ANI): A long lost son reunited with his mother after 62 years, only to find that she had been living just 20 miles away all that time.

Falling pregnant out of wedlock, Audrey Gilder, 80, was forced to put her eldest son Alf Belcher up for adoption shortly after he was born in 1946.

Belcher, 62, lived much of his adult life wondering who and where his mother was, and in recent years became resolutely determined to track his parents down.

In 2006, he obtained a copy of his birth certificate, which began a trail that eventually led him to his mothers door.

He found they had been living only 20 miles apart from her.

Gilder, from Peterborough, Cambs, said she received a telephone call out of the blue from Belcher, which led to an immediate reunion.

“He rang the doorbell and I just knew he was my son, because he was the image of my brother, Peter, the Telegraph quoted her, as saying.

“I had given up hoping this would happen. I”d missed him so desperately all these years,” she added. (ANI)

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