Overseas

A New Zealand Adventure (1949 – 2004)

Elizabeth wanted to see the world and emigrated to New Zealand in 1952. She had a happy life there working in offices and running a shop with her husband and looking after children in a children’s home. Homesick for the snow, she returned to England in 2004 and settled in Thetford. Starting out I started […]

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Assumptions (2005)

Jeremy reflects on his life experiences around the world, especially in Africa and how his outlook changed over the decades.  Why they never get it One of the things I’ve decided over decades is that nobody ever really understands someone else’s position. I think of this whenever anyone (sometimes including me) comments adversely on someone […]

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The Agricultural Missionary (1960-2009)

Ian used his agricultural skills as a Baptist missionary in Angola and the Congo from 1961 until 1977. He then moved to Dereham, and worked briefly for Shaver International. His final job before retirement was as an agent for the Forum of Private Business. Throughout his life, Ian has been guided by his Christian faith. […]

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Times gone by – the croupier (1960s)

Shirley trained as a croupier and had an adventurous time while working in Nigeria in 1968. She travelled the world in her profession. I was born in 1948. In 1953 I started primary school at the Holy Name RC, Dover St., Chorlton-On -Medlock. The area was known local as little Ireland, due to most of […]

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Training with the Co-op

The first two points I’d like to make are: I’m now in my 70s and also despite living in Norwich area and enjoying it, I’m still very much a Suffolk man. I left school at 16, and just before then I filled in the application forms to join a particular branch of the Royal Navy. […]

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