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Spanish flu in Torbay
« on: Monday 11 June 18 12:16 BST (UK) »
I am a member of the Torquay Library local history group. Our latest project is on the Spanish 'Flu epidemic starting in 1918. This project is in conjunction with health bodies and Torquay Museum.
 
We know about the loss of life to the 'flu amongst the American and ANZAC troops here in the Bay, but not so much about the everyday population. I am trying to look at a few local victims and to gather their stories to illustrate how it affected people.

Do you have anyone in your family tree who died from this 'flu and lived in Torquay or Paignton (Brixham are doing their own research) ? If so please let me know and if you are happy for us to do so we will include them in this work.
Thanks
Berry- Crediton, Woodbury, Ottery St Mary, Torquay
Payne -Torquay, Thatcham, Dawlish
Pedrick -Lustleigh, Drewsteignton Teign Valley
Voysey - Woodbury
Sanders - Woodbury Salterton,
Chudley -Devon
Johns -Bondleigh
Holmes -Exeter, Newton St Cyres
Keslake - Devon
Upham- Bicton & Mass. USA
Caseley -Devon
Hackett - Nenagh, Birr, Tipperary
Howell-Wexford, Wicklow
Prendergast -Wexford

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Re: Spanish flu in Torbay
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 09:50 BST (UK) »
Expect you have seen this article Pat?

http://wearesouthdevon.com/1918-torbay-gets-the-flu/
Rowse in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Re: Spanish flu in Torbay
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 12 June 18 14:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks very much, yes I have seen - it was written by one of our group  :).
Ta for taking the trouble though
Berry- Crediton, Woodbury, Ottery St Mary, Torquay
Payne -Torquay, Thatcham, Dawlish
Pedrick -Lustleigh, Drewsteignton Teign Valley
Voysey - Woodbury
Sanders - Woodbury Salterton,
Chudley -Devon
Johns -Bondleigh
Holmes -Exeter, Newton St Cyres
Keslake - Devon
Upham- Bicton & Mass. USA
Caseley -Devon
Hackett - Nenagh, Birr, Tipperary
Howell-Wexford, Wicklow
Prendergast -Wexford