Evacuee to visit Durban

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Susan Woodville wrote in to ask if anyone knew her father during his time in Durban. She wrote:

My father (Stephen Woodville) was an evacuee in Durban during WW2 – he came from the UK about aged 10 to live with his uncle Bob Woodville (and his cousin Bert Woodville). He sang as a chorister in St Thomas’ church, joined their scout group and became asst. scout master. He LOVED his 10 years in durban. After leaving school there, he joined BOAC as a radio engineer on the flying boats in Durban Harbour, before returning to the UK. He is now 91 years and in good health and will be visiting Durban 30 October 2018 to 6 November. Does anyone remember him?

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  1. Gerald Buttigieg
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    Hi Susan
    I remember Woodville’s having to do with cycle sales. Not sure if that was a family business. I looked up Woodville’s in the 1957 Durban Directory and see Woodville’s were also suppliers of Masonic regalia. Any family connection to these businesses?

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