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Who was Ronald Johnson ? 29 May 1917

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Prologue With the Glazer family takeover of Manchester United Football Club between 2003 and 2005 a group of Manchester United supporters, who were disillusioned at the way that ‘modern' football was being run (and organised in general), decided to form their own, totally democratic, supporter-owned, breakaway club. After much discussion, this new…


29 January 1915: 2/Lt Sidney Barthropp

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Sidney Barthrop was the only son of Major Alfred Barthropp (a stockbroker) of Newport House and Ellen Barthropp (née Wentworth), the daughter of a Cambridge JP.  At the 1901 Census, parents, daughter and son, their domestic servants and a governess, were living at Newport House (14 rooms), Newport, Essex.  By the 1911 Census daughter Edith ha…


4 March 1915 : Corporal Noble Dewey

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Nobel as the fifth son of the late Thomas Henry Dewey and his wife, Elizabeth (née Rayner) of 6 Searle St, Cambridge.  He was educated at St. Luke’s School, Chesteron. A well-known Cambridge athlete, a member of the Town and County Cycling Club and earned a great reputation as a trainer. At the 1901 Census, Noble was living at home in Cheste…


Ep. 52 – Cambridge Communities in the Great War – Joanna Costin

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PhD candidate Joanna Costin talks about her research into the Cambridgeshire communities in the Great War. Joanna was one of six doctoral students who were recipients of the WFA PhD scholarship grant scheme that is designed to further academic research and understanding into the First World War. …


Ep.219 – The Wartime Career of Prison Reformer Alexander Paterson – Harry Potter

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The Wartime Career of Prison Reformer Sir Alexander Paterson M.C. Your browser does not support the audio element. For a brief biography > Sir Alexander Paterson The barrister/priest/author/broadcaster/after dinner speaker, Harry Potte…


‘Missing-Died-Survived’ with Guy Senior

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‘Missing-Died-Survived’ is the story of three brothers who fought on the Western Front: Joseph, Walter and George Senior. Born in the Yorkshire town of Wakefield, all three were educated at Wakefield Grammar School. Joseph, the eldest, was one of the most academically gifted boys of his generation. In the 1911 Oxford Senior Examinations, he was ra…