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Commonwealth Links to Leamington: Part One
As we know, part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Leamington. The Commonwealth Games began life as the British Empire Games in 1930 and now features teams ...
Travel and Emigration: Warwickshire, to Scotland, to Canada
Previously, I gave a brief background to my family’s Warwickshire ties. In this section, I would like to talk about feeling a connection to Scotland, England and Warwickshire, even though ...
My Warwickshire Roots Uncovered
My family research has taken me down some very unexpected roads. Warwickshire origins I have been researching for over twenty years and from my research I learned of the strong ties of ...
Living in Stockton, Stationed in India
After VE day and VJ day at the end of WW2, the Royal Navy had staff stationed in India. My dad, Chief Petty Officer Percy John (PJ) Hodges was stationed ...
Poland, to Zambia, to Warwickshire: Sanctuary in Africa
One night in early 1940, my mother and her family we woken by Soviet soldiers. She was six at the time. They were told to gather their belongings and were ...
From Montserrat to the Midlands
Reuben Lynch is believed to be Britain’s first black toastmaster. With the arrival of The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in Summer 2022, Heritage & Culture Warwickshire talked to Reuben about ...
Commonwealth Links to Leamington: Part Two
(Continued from part one) No. 6 Willes Road During the 1920s the basement flat in 6 Willes Road was home to the Turpin family. The father, Lionel Turpin, was born in British ...
Carnival in Trinidad
In the 1970s I was able to spend 18 months in Port of Spain, Trinidad so that I could get to know my Trinidad relations. My family background had seen ...
A Leamington Family's Connections to the Commonwealth
My dad Horace William Boyer was born in Lonavala near Bombay in 1930. His parents Daisy and Eustice were Anglo Indians – Eustice was an engineer and Daisy was telephonist ...
Expelled From Uganda, Working in Warwickshire
2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Exodus, as it came to be known. My identity card is from 1972 when my family was expelled from Uganda – at ...
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