Will update this as I go along, when time permits?????!!!! Although my Contact details show my address in Holland, that is where my family home is and after I have finished getting other people to pay for me to travel around the world, is where my wife and I shall probably see out our days. We have lived in:
My wife was born in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), and lived there for many years, before moving to Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
Father - George John Nicholls 4th March 1921 born England
My Father emigrated from England with my Mother and Brother and myself in +/- 1957 to what was then called Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe. He worked on the Rhodesian Railways and was also involved in politics, favouring the United Federal Party, which was defeated by the Rhodesian Front Party of Ian Smith. On the 3rd February 1965 he was killed in a work related accident, in conditions I have never fully understood, by a train.
Mother - Elsie Eileen Nicholls (Gill) 18th May 1922 born England
My Mothers Grandfather came from Den Hague in Holland and with his brother was a Savoy Row Taylor, and was taylor at the, at time, King of England (probably one of many taylors, the Aga Khan and other celebrities of that time.
Brother - Graham Michael Nicholls 7th June 1948 Born England. Now living in South Africa.
My wifes details are:
Charlotte Nicholls (Simpson) 21st May 1952 born Fort Jameson (Chipata) Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). Only child.
Father: William Marmaduke Simpson 7th April 1913 Born Ilkley Yorkshire, England. Emigrated to Northern Rhodesia circa 1930's. Died July 30th 1972 in Bulawayo Rhodesia. Served in the early years of the B.S.A.P. (British South Africa Police). At time of meeting Barbara Wendy he was a tobacco farmer at Msanzara Estate Fort Jameson Norther Rhodesia. Moved to Southern Rhodesia, Salisbury, 1962 and then Bulawayo in 1963. Married 5th August 1950. Birth certificate number 297 of 1913. District of Wharfedale, Ilkley, County of York.
Father of William: John Thomas Simpson (A Butchers Manager)Living at 29 Middleton Road Ilkley.
Mother of William: Ellen Simpson (Pullan)
Mother: Barbara Wendy Simpson (Brickell) 22nd February 1917, Born Cricklewood England. Died 31st May 1998, Durban, Natal, South Africa. Emigrated to Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia December 1948. She worked for an airline Company (To be confirmed) and worked the run from London to Victoria Falls in a sea type plane. She was Secretary to the Governor of Northern Rhodesia when she met her husband. Married 5th August 1950. Birth Certificate Number 218 of 1917. District of Willesden, sub district of Kilburn in the County of Middlesex.
Father of Barbara Wendy: Ethelbert Richard Brickell (Chemist and Optician) Living at "Derry Bawn", Dollis Hill Lane, Cricklewood.
Mother of Barbara Wendy: Marie Eleanor Edith Brickell (May)Living at "Derry Bawn", Dollis Hill Lane, Cricklewood.