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
Mass Teddy had lost his wife Mabel. Their son Leslie had changed his mind about going to America and come back to help look after Southfield. He would write to his brother Maurice in New York, telling him that their … Continue reading 1945 – War’s End
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?
Hello everyone – My name is Robert Hodgson and I live in West Bromwich, England. Welcome to my family history blog To Jamaica And Beyond. To Jamaica And Beyond is the result of an 18 year study looking into the … Continue reading My First Post