Cecil Hodgson had left Jamaica. Firstly he went to London, then he travelled down to the Midlands. The story continues…. Being black, Cecil found it extremely difficult to find accommodation In The Midlands. The English didn’t want black people living … Continue reading 1952 – In The Midlands
The opportunity to emigrate from Jamaica to the United Kingdom had arrived. Cecil was about to move to England…. Southfield 1951 Cecil Hodgson was still a single man living in Southfield. At the age of 40, he was still an … Continue reading 1951 – On English Soil
The United States had suffered no direct bombing damage to their country during the war, but it was a much different situation in the United Kingdom. Parts of the country had suffered much destruction from the German bombing runs. 1948 … Continue reading 1948 – The Windrush
A good question! Here’s the answer – Over the last 18 years, I have been writing a family history book that now contains about 500 pages. It has never been my intention to have this book published and sold. The original … Continue reading Why Run A Blog?
Uncle Cecil was my dads Uncle. He was born 1911 at Southfield Pen Great House, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica to Mass Teddy and Grandma Mabel. A middle child of their nine children, his full name was Walter Cecil Hodgson but he … Continue reading Uncle Cecil
Hello again…. Let me tell you about how my family ended up in West Bromwich. Both my parents were born in Jamaica. They lived in a Parish called Saint Elizabeth on the South West side of the island. My mother, … Continue reading My Parents