Long-lost brothers reunited after Clitheroe appeal

Long lost brothers, John and Sam Mckeown, are reunited. (s)
Long lost brothers, John and Sam Mckeown, are reunited. (s)

A retired grocer from Scotland has been reunited with his brother thanks to an appeal published in The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times.

Samuel McKeown (67) recently met up with his brother, John Boyce McKeown, who he had lost touch with more than a decade ago. John used to work at the cement works in Clitheroe, but Samuel had not seen him since their mum’s funeral back in 2003.

John, who had been a nurse in the RAF and in the Territorial Army, found out about the article which appeared in the paper and came into The Clitheroe Advertiser office where he was given contact details for his brother.

They recently met up at Samuel’s home in Scotland to catch up on those years lost.

John who now lives in Bradford, stayed for the weekend and will now attend the wedding of his niece, Rowena, Sam’s daughter, in September.