5 Mar, 2015 @ 18:00
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Brit appeals for help unearthing family history in Spain


A BRITISH man is appealing for help to trace his family’s history in Spain.

The mysterious Fred Webster
The mysterious Fred Webster

Mike Webster, 69, from Angus in Scotland, is attempting to discover more about his great uncle Fred Webster.

He has already found out that his uncle owned a cork grove in or near Sevilla for the family business Bowman and Webster Cork Manufacturers, but needs help to uncover more.

“Fred is of course deceased, as is his brother and my grandfather, and my father, so it is up to me to attempt to find out some information to pass onto my sons,” Mike told the Olive Press.

“I discovered a diorama of Windsor Castle made by Fred at an antique dealers in the UK. That discovery was a bittersweet homecoming, but a small part of our family history will remain forever.”P.15 PIC STORY Fred Webster (1)

Mike has also unearthed a number of photos of his great uncle (right), dated between 1890 and 1910.

If you can help Mike discover more, contact newsdesk@theolivepress.es

Imogen Calderwood

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