Emma Molony

Julia Mear met Emma Molony, aged 28, in the East Devon fishing village of Beer. This is Emma’s story: ‘My grandparents lived in Fishpond in the Marshwood Vale where my dad, Rowland Molony, worked on local farms during the holidays. Read more »

Val Bailey

Penny Johnstone met Val Bailey at his home in Lower Holditch. This is Val’s story: ‘Born into a fourth generation army family in Edinburgh, I was destined for Wellington, Sandhurst and the Black Watch.  My destiny changed dramatically when, at Read more »

Ruth Taylor

Penny Johnstone met Ruth Taylor, director of the Lyme Bay Chorale, at her home in Lyme Regis. This is Ruth’s story: ‘I was brought up in London and Cambridge, but over the years my husband Norman and I often came Read more »

Brendon Murless

Brendon Murless is 23 and grew up in Powerstock, Dorset, with his four brothers and sisters. Brendon told his story to Julia Mear: ‘Family life was always quite hectic as there were seven of us. We all got along well Read more »