Surgeon, painter, sculptor and philanthropist, who emigrated from Germany in the 1930s to New York. An appreciation of his life and work by his family.
Dear Relative: A History of Our Abrahams Family
We all forge ahead with our lives, giving little thought to our ancestors or their origins. There is, however, a trend these days to take a breath and look back at how we got to where we are.Our reasons for trying to record the story of our family were more prosaic. We could feel the lives of our late parents slipping into the past and we wanted to recognise that they had been here and had made a difference. They may not have been considered exceptional people in the eyes of the world, yet they had most certainly been so to us. In trying to write about their lives and the people they had been, we opened a Pandora’s box of family history. We discovered that the story of our grandparents’ lives and those of their forebears mirrored the lives of so many people that we knew. They were lives often touched by persecution and hardship but balanced byfamily and always by humour and love.
Chipping Norton Baptist Church
Chipping Norton Baptist Church...
• When was the church founded?
• Who are the Baptists?
• When was the building constructed?
• And what’s happening with the development now?
These and other questions are pulled together in this book to tell the story of Chipping Norton Baptist Church.
The Air Squadron Visit to Ukraine
• A visit that took ten years to come to fruition, required an Act of Parliament and which involved the infrastructure of the whole country;
• An extraordinary sporting and cultural visit noted for the heartfelt hospitality of all those Ukrainians who were involved;
• The book was written by eight principal contributors, four British and four Ukrainian. Together they provide a fascinating perspective.
A Cumberland Endeavour
The story of Hine Brothers of Maryport, a shipping company founded and run by Wilfrid and Alfred Hine in the latter half of the nineteenth century. This book links the milestones in the company’s development to the important events in the lives of the brothers and their wider family; to the ships and the exploits of their captains and crews; and to Maryport itself, through the Victorian era until just before the Great War.
This monumental effort leaves no stone unturned. The depth of research is phenomenal. Nigel has elevated our wee village to a very high position in the still unfolding history of England. Taplow should be proud of him.
Alistair Forsyth (20th October 2014)
The Race for the Cape
For the first time Martin Barraclough tells the complete story how, throughout the past century, and first decade of the 2000s, British and South African pilots conquered the air routes from London to Cape Town with ever-increasing speeds.
His history starts in 1920 with the creation by the Royal Air Force and the colonial administration of forty three landing grounds from Cairo to Cape Town – later known as the Imperial Route – to allow aeroplanes to fly the length of the continent. It closes with the continuing challenge to current aviators to beat the FAI’s class records, or aspire to the ultimate challenge set by Alex Henshaw, one of Britain’s most famous racing and test pilots, of a solo return flight of 10,000 miles over some of the world’s most inhospitable country and through some of the planet’s most hostile weather.
In the 1920s and ’30s the route between London and Cape Town was, with the Atlantic crossing and the route to Australia and New Zealand, the proving ground for Br
The Phelps Dynasty
The Story of a Riverside Family
The Schwarzschild Family
A family history tracing the descendants of Moses Martin Schwarzschild and Henrietta Sabel