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Zoom Lecture - From Aldington to Ohio: the story of Annie Bell and William Marsh

7.30 pm

Nearly 50 people from the Badsey area are known to have emigrated to America in the last quarter of the 19th century – and specifically to the Auburn region of Ohio.  Shirley Tutton told us the story of Annie Bell (daughter of William Bell, the farm bailiff at Aldington Manor) who emigrated to America in 1885 with her new husband, William Marsh, and his two sisters.  As well as Annie’s personal story, Shirley outlined the reasons why so many people may have left the Vale, what conditions were like on board ship and what it was like when they arrived in America.  Find out more about Annie Bell in this article.

America - land of dreams.
Immigrants landing at Castle Garden.
Across the continent.