Locations visited by Tamzin Outhwaite

Manx Museum

Manx National Heritage

Douglas

Isle of Man

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01624 648000

During the Second World War, Tamzin Outhwaite’s Italian great grandfather and great uncle were interned on the Isle of Man. Tamzin travels to the island and meets Yvonne Creswell at the Manx Museum, who shows her records which reveal her forebears were held at the Palace camp.

Barga Town Hall

Palazzo Pancrazi

Via di Mezzo 45

55051 Barga

Lucca

Italy

The camp records reveal that Tamzin’s great grandfather arrived in England in 1913 at the age of 16. To find out more about Adelmo's origins, she heads to Tuscany and meets researcher Maria Laura Frulini at Barga Town Hall, where records of births, deaths and marriages are kept.

Fishburn Cemetery

Fishburn

County Durham

Tamzin visits the cemetery in Fishburn where Adelmo’s son Henry was buried. Lifelong Fishburn resident Bert Draycott tells her that Adelmo bought a field and donated it to the village as a playground for the local children. This was to repay townspeople for covering funeral expenses when Henry died at the age of 13.

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