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 »

Yvonne Burton

Julia Mear met Yvonne Burton at her home in Morcombelake, Dorset. This is Yvonne’s story: “I was born in the farmhouse at Westhay Farm, Stonebarrow, Dorset, in 1943, named Sylvia Yvonne, but I am known as Yvonne. My grandparents and Read more »

Maya Kaye

Julia Mear met Maya Kaye at the family home where she grew up; Hinkhams Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset. This is Maya’s story. “I was born in Andover, Hampshire in the summer of 1975 to Peter and Marion Ray. My Mother Read more »

Ema Pop

Some years ago Julia Mear worked for the Woodruff family at their home in Offwell, East Devon. It was a busy household with four lively young children. Just after the revolution in 1990 Sue and David had travelled to Romania Read more »

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 »

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 »