Where are they now? - May 11, 2013

Southsea firefighters save pet Chihuahuas from house blaze

Have your say

Helping people locate friends and family they’ve lost contact with.

BRYANT: I am trying to contact Herbert (Bert) Knight whose last address was Mr Fegan’s Homes, Bucks, or the Training Farm, Goudhurst, Kent, way back in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

His home was in Portsmouth and I believe he lives somewhere in the city.

My name is Bob Bryant and I was also in this boys’ home at the same time but since leaving have lost contact with him. Hopefully, with your help I can contact him.

Robert Bryant

159 Cotterbury Street

Sarnia, Ontario

N7T 6M2

Tel: 519-383-7635

NORTHERN GRAMMAR: The 1964 intake of Northern Grammar School for Girls is planning a reunion on June 22 in Portsmouth.


07597 693 005

SPARKS: We are two American brothers who will be visiting Portsmouth and Fareham shortly and thought it would be a fine idea to meet possible relatives with our same last name Sparks.

A brief bit of history is that we are descendants of Thomas Sparkes and Joane Davies who married in the Parish Church of St. Peter and St. Paul Fareham in 1635. Their son William emigrated to Queen Anne’s County, Maryland in 1662 starting our Sparks line in America.

Robert Sparks


PROSPECT: We are holding a couple of events on June 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Prospect Football Club, so if you were a member of the club, having perhaps played for Prospect/Prospect Farm/AFC Prospect/Prospect Reserves or Prospect Youth and would like more information on the events, contact one of the committee members.

Barry Moth 07776497251

Jeff Churchill 02392421486

Steve Ireson



This is a FREE service. Send us full details of who you’re searching for plus of course your full details so people can get in touch.

Send it to letters@thenews.co.uk and write Where are they now? in the subject line. If you have no web access you can also ring ‘inputters’ on (023) 9266 4488 xtn 2412, Mon-Wed 10am-2pm. And of course you can write to us at: Where Are They Now?, Editorial, The News, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, Hants PO2 9SX. Tell us if there is any part of your address (e-mail/phone number) you do not want printed.