The story continues…. The Southfield Hodgson’s were still keen to go to America. After the end of the war, two more of Teddy and Mabel’s children – Hortense and Linton – were in America. I have no details of their … Continue reading 1947 – Lock Of Hair
A recap…. War was still raging. Cecil’s Nephew, Vin, had been working as a farmer in America. Cecil had studied at the Farm School in Kingston. It was now his turn to go to the States. A bit of updated … Continue reading 1944 – American Farmer
War Food Administration World War 2 was ongoing and America was now heavily involved. Food was in shortage so America developed an ‘Emergency Farm Labour Program’. They chose to use Jamaican’s and others in this program. Kingston, Jamaica – 29th … Continue reading 1943 – War Food
Southfield Pen Cecil was about to leave Southfield and move to the capital, Kingston. “Why was he going to Kingston?” In the capital there had been a ‘Government Farm School’ operating at Hope Estate, Kingston since 1910. At it’s inception, the … Continue reading 1942 – Farm School
This lady was Mass Teddy’s sister. The story continues…. Looking closely at her portrait – taken around 1923 – she appears to be a distinguished lady. She looks white but was in fact partially black. When I say partially what … Continue reading 1941 – The Gentlewoman
Great Britain – 3rd September 1939 11.15am – A radio message is announced by the British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, that the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland has expired. He says, the British ambassador to Berlin … Continue reading 1939 – Britain Declares War
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?