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And so after a long flight - 12+ hours - we arrived in Paris, grabbed a quick drink and then on to Birmingham. Unfortunately, Pat's suitcase decided to stop off in Paris but will hopefully be delivered tomorrow! Back to a sunny UK, with a temperature not much cooler than Hanoi yesterday, where the blossom is in full swing. Lots of memories of a lovely holiday. ...
It was very dark and wet when we woke up to the alarm. Leanne arrived as planned and drove us to the airport. Unfortunately, as we left the M6 there was a huge tail back where we needed to go, presumably due to an accident.. We sat in it for a while, moving 100yds in 10 mins. Action was needed so we headed off towards Tamworth where we saw signs towards Coleshill. At least that was vaguely in the right direction. Between my limited knowledge and Leanne's iPhone, ...
... learnt a lot more 'informally' on their lengthy field trip outside the classroom.
It was nice to have a chance to join in a Skype call to Chris who is working in Washington DC and Elizabeth and Joanna have just returned from a trip over there. Even tho we missed seeing him in person, at least we could have a quick catch up face to face.
The day ran ...
... query on Rootschat – an excellent genealogical website - and see if anyone has access to these. I was ecstatic just to have found this much. I will now also research Samuel Ward, the master (who I now know would have worn a billycock hat) and find out what I can about him.
I also found the Apprenticeship details for James’ three brothers, Charles, John and William. Fantastic!! Don't worry, I won't bore you with all ...
... This was not a planned meeting/lunch, even though Ray was an author on our Istanbul paper. Anyway, it was good to hear them both complaining about their own universities - you always think the grass is greener, but maybe our lot at VU is not that bad. I headed back on the train to Coventry for a few hours, then headed back on the train again, this time to Birmingham Airport to meet Scott. You just get rid of one of them (Carmine) and another one turns up! Coventry is the source ...