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The Ashbys

13th October 2017

Jo Ashby:

Hi Kevin,

My parents met Georgina and her family a few years ago - it is my father (Thomas) to whom she refers. He is now 90. We know of no Kathleen Lemmon and Daphne makes no mention of how she was involved with the family. My father's half-brother was also James and born in 1901. He lived at Little Park, I believe.

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The Ashbys

13th October 2017

Kevin Regan:

Hello, our Ninfield Local History Group does have some info, but we could always do with more!

Have you seen this, and do you know of Georgina?

http://hooe.east-sussex.co.uk/message-board/44/ashburnham-family-of-hooe/

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The Ashbys

12th October 2017

Jo Ashby:

Hi there, I am Sir James' great grand-daughter and just found this as I was casually researching the family. We have his portrait here and a lot of Ashby family memorabilia, but would love to know more about his life in Ninfield. Thank you.

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Foord's

14th April 2016

Lyn Bishop:

My Great Great Grandmother, was Phoebe Foord, she was born in Ashburnham. She married a John Chapman. She came from quite a large family. I believe there are Foord's in Ninfield. I would love to speak with anyone, who has a connection with Phoebe Foord.

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Saving Ninfield from the Builders

10th September 2015

Lee Luckham:

I back the people of Ninfield for no new houses to being built in this lovely village plus no new built near your wonderful and in the lovely countryside surrounding your your lovely village. Thank You. Kind Regards Lee. Mr L Luckham.

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SS Abukir 1940

8th August 2015

Kevin Regan:

With reference to enquiries regarding both Albert Percy Whiteman and Victor Davey, I believe I may have some helpful information for you both.

From further internet research, I can definit6ely confirm that Albert Percy Whiteman was a member of No 3 British Air Mission to Belgium. He is identified as being aboard the SS Aboukir when it was sunk by S34 and many of the survivors of the torpedoing were subsequently machine gunned where seen in the water using its searchlights. Only some 33 or so were rescued, mainly by the destroyer HMS Codrington some 6 hours later at daybreak.
Naturally there is a deal of confusion as very little of any passenger manifest survives, but the presence of other Army and particularly RASC casualties could support the contention that Victor Davey was also aboard.
The Army used the date of 27th May for Abukir casualties, even though the vessel was lost in the early hours of the 28th May. Bodies were washed ashore in the UK as well as France, Belgian and the Friesian Islands. However, I haven't yet found anything definitive to him actually being aboard Abukir rather than one of the 220 plus vessels sunk during the Dunkirk evacuation. He could therefore have been on another vessel unless we can discover why he was linked to Abukir.
I believe you both have my email address, so please respond via that if you have anything further.
Regards, Kevin

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James Osborne

24th March 2015

Thomas Davey:

Hi Gents,

I'm looking for an email address for Kevin Regan. I have been researching the SS Abukir for the past thirteen years, my Fathers brother was aboard the Abukir on the night she was torpedoed and he perished along with his mates, he didn't drown, he was shot in the water by the german schenellboat.
My email address is thdavey@outlook.com and I look forward to making contact with Kevin.

Many thanks,

Tom Davey

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James Osborne

14th January 2015

Hannah Brignell:

Dear Peter,

I am trying to get hold of Victoria Wigan, whose mother Mrs S Riddle lived at Bell Road, East Molesey. After much searching on the internet I believe she may be your wife?

I am writing from Museums Sheffield about a loan we have of a painting. If you would be so kind as to contact me, my email is hannah.brignell[at]museums-sheffield.org.uk

With best wishes,

Hannah

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James Osborne

11th December 2014

Peter Wigan:

We have some original paintings by James Osborne of Ingrams Farm.

Please give me a telephone number and we'll get in touch.

Peter

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James Osborne

8th December 2014

Kevin Regan:

Peter,

I hope you get this message but want you to know there is a proposed development on part of Ingrams Farm. Have you any paintings that are of the Ingrams Farm area as these would be of interest in the village.
You can contact me through Ninfieldactiongroup facebook page.

Christmas greetings!

Kevin

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