Family searches for long-lost sister in Preston

Joanne Seed in the last picture taken with her father. Image: Joanne Seed

A search is on to find a long-lost family member from Preston.

Joanne Seed, from New Zealand, sent out a plea on the Facebook page Preston’s Past and Present, in the hope of finding a sister she never knew she had.

She says her father, Robert Seed from Bamber Bridge, married a woman, Mary Bilsborugh, from Marsh Lane and they had a daughter, Christina.

Christina is believed to have been born in either 1952 or 1953.

She wrote: “I am looking for Christina Bilsbourgh or Seed, could even be married and have a new surname.”

Robert Seed then met Joanne’s mother, Teresa, in 1954 and went on to have four children. They all emigrated to Australia in 1974.

Joanne’s post on the social networking site has already been shared over 60 times and has attracted a lot of attention from Preston residents.

She has included a picture of herself with her father in hope that someone will recognise him.