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 »

Chetna Lawless

Robin Mills went to Lyme Regis to meet Chetna Lawless. This is her story. “I was born in White Plains, New York, about an hour’s drive north of New York City. My mother’s grandparents came from Italy, but her parents Read more »

Howard Payton

Robin Mills went to Poundbury, Dorchester to meet Howard Payton. This is his story. “I’ve had a very varied and sometimes complicated life, which is definitely what I intended; people sometimes tell me I would have been better off sticking Read more »

Ellie Baer

Robin Mills went to Tatworth, Somerset, to meet voice actor Ellie Baer. This is her story. “I was born in northern New Jersey, USA; Mom was from Brooklyn, Dad from Washington Heights. My mother was an identical twin: her last 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 »

Dawn Warr

Robin Mills went to Bradford Abbas, Sherborne, to meet Dawn Warr. This is her story. “When I was born in 1960, my dad was under-keeper for Lord Normanton at Somerley, near Ringwood. I’ve got two brothers; Harry, 9 years older Read more »