Julie De’Ath

Julia Mear met Julie De’Ath Lancaster in Honiton, Devon. This is Julie’s story: “I was born in Nuthall, Nottinghamshire, after my father, Arthur De’Ath, went there to work for Rolls Royce. My two brothers and I went to school in Read more »

Dr David Allen

Julia Mear met David Allen at his home in Higher Quantock, Stockland, Devon: “My father was born in New Zealand where his father was a school master at Wanganui Collegiate. In due course, he won a scholarship to Cambridge where, Read more »

Tim Pritchard

Julia Mear met Tim Pritchard at the Archway Bookshop in Axminster. This is Tim’s story: “I was born on 29th September 1977, in Crowthorne, Berkshire, it was where my parents had moved to after they were married. They pretty much Read more »

Greta Stoddart

Julia Mear met Greta Stoddart at her home in Kilmington, Devon. This is Greta’s story: “I was born in 1966 in Oxfordshire but spent my early childhood in Belgium. My dad was working for Crawford’s Biscuits, the company started by Read more »

Liz Chilcott

Julia Mear met Liz Chilcott at her home near Honiton, Devon. This is Liz’s story: “The midwife who delivered me in Lagos, Nigeria was from the Yoruba tribe; she gave me a Yoruba name, Tukumbo, meaning ‘stranger in the land Read more »