January 24, 2021

Coronavirus: ‘I’m in lockdown with my long-lost sister’

Sue Bremner and her husband David, from Shropshire, are stranded in New Zealand due to the coronoavirus pandemic.

But it’s given Sue the chance to get to know her long-lost sister Margaret Hannay – who she didn’t know existed for more than 40 years.

Margaret, 71, was given up for adoption at two weeks old by her mum, who had a short relationship with Sue’s dad in 1948. It was only last year that the sisters met for the first time after Margaret – who lives in Auckland – got in touch with Sue in the UK.

Sue, 65, and her husband went out to see her sister again as part of a two-month trip across New Zealand and Australia on 5 March.

But two weeks later, the country went into lockdown and they couldn’t get back to the UK. So Sue has been able to spend some extra time with Margaret and her husband, John.

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