Monday, 12 June 2017

Anglo-Celtic Roots: Summer 2017

When I was preparing my regular Cream of the Crop column for the summer issue editor Jean Kitchen told me there would be room for only 1,000 words. With four substantive articles in the issue we're seeing the one side of the editor's feast or famine.

Lead off article is Battle of the Booksellers by Terry Findley, winner of the award for best article in the last volume of ACR. It's the story of Terry's wife's three time great grandfather's involvement in the struggle over copyright in the UK 240 years ago.
I'll have another post on Terry and Tad's Many Families magazine project soon.
Part two of First In, Last Out: But What Came in Between? by Irene Ip, former editor of ACR, concludes the story of her father in the First World War. A reminder that BIFHSGO members can go to the Members Only section of the society website to hear the whole story in her own words in a recording from last fall.
A presentation in April this year inspired a society member to write an article in time to be published in this issue. Impressive! The Story of the Aquitania tells about the storied ship which appeared in Gail Roger's presentation on Capt Harry Grattidge, that's on the society website for members too. The Aquitania also brought author Lynn Willoughby to Canada as daughter of a war bride. Who in your family tree was among the 1.2 million passengers carried by the Aquitania during its 450 voyage lifetime?
Finally, We Shall Remember Them, about Lieutenant George Frederick Jervaulx Jarvis, is the most recent in Sheila Faure's series on First World War soldiers who died at No.1 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

1 comment:

John McConkey said...

I crossed the Atlantic on the Aquitania with my parents from Halifax to Southampton arriving Feb 15, 1947.