Delighted to hear from you and the Birmingham UK branch of the Darwoods.I've been researching our Family for many years and had previously been in contact with a David Darwood in Birmingham and your great uncle Cyril (a Police officer, I believe), so I have some info that I can share and lots of gaps that I'd love to fill in, especially your grandfather's grandfather - Benjamin Darwood b 1854.
I live in Sussex and you can email me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org - this is the Guild of One-Name Studies of which I'm a member.
My wife, Cathy and I, have just returned from a walking holiday on Dartmoor (mixed weather!), in time to celebrate my mother's 90th Birthday with a surprise party.We have three adult children scattered around the UK in Bristol, Edinburgh and Sussex.
With warmest wishes to all your family from a distant kinsman,