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My Brother's Birthplace. - a Memory of Yeovil.

My younger brother was born at Balidon House on 29th July 1960. He is the son of John William Edward Barthorpe, who served in the Royal Navy and at the time of my brother's birth was based on the Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal as a Royal Navy Artificer specialising in weapons deployment, and Pearl Margaret Joan Barthorpe nee Chapman, a house wife who had lived her whole life in Yeovil, and whose father has worked in the tannery industry as a foreman, based in the factory at the bottom of Reckleford. My name is Anthony David Barthorpe. I was born in 1957 but there was "no room at the inn" when I was born and my mother was transferred to the hospital in Templecombe to give birth to me.


A memory shared by Michael Barthorpe on Jul 16th, 2020. Send Michael Barthorpe a message

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