Item BCA - 2018.1380 - Colonel Michael Roberts 1912-2005 & wife Diana 1917-2013

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BCA - 2018.1380

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Colonel Michael Roberts 1912-2005 & wife Diana 1917-2013

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  • 1912 2013 (Creation)

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pdf of 16 pictures

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Colonel Mike Roberts and Diana came to live in Bampton when Mike retired from the army. His early army career was in India and Burma and he and Diana came back to the UK just before partition. An interview with Diana can be found at https://youtu.be/-iO8i6S-QHI
Diana was born in India of Irish parents; her father was a doctor in the Indian Army. The photographs give you a brief taste of life in India at the time of the Raj but her interview will tell you so much more and I strongly recommend it to you.
There are pictures from Mike and Diana's time in India, one of Mike with Rocky (Ernie Hunt) helping with the skittles game in Sandfords Field during the Donkey Derby run by the SPAJERS, a local charity which raised money for the senior citizens of Bampton. The photograph of Diana was taken at the Bush Club in Bampton c2008.

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