1903, it’s the past, you know.

Just stumbled across this on the interweb, someone is putting chapters of their Grandfather’s life story (as written by him) online. It looks as if it was written for publication, but never made it – such a joy of the net, never mind the “long tail” in years gone by you’d never of been able to read this. It’s relevant to us here as they lived in Brum, specifically Selly Oak:

My two elder brothers started their working life at Cadbury’s chocolate factory and were there up until we emigrated. Both these brothers learned to swim at the factory swimming pool, and both won certificates for distance swimming, diving and life saving.

I’ve got to about part five, where they emigrate – headed for Quebec, sorry for spoiling the end (well the end of Brum anyways).