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My Favourite Ancestor by Hugh E. Robinson

Please tell us about yourself:
I was born and bred a Mancunian Anglo-Scot. In my younger days I was an all-round sportsman and also involved in acting.

I studied Constitutional Law, Economics and Politics. I worked in Local Government, The Civil Service and then the commercial world.

After recovering from a major accident I went into sports management, became Chairman of a UK sporting organisation then onto a European Commission. I have been able to travel abroad extensively.

My main interests are ancient history and family history. I have been chairman and I'm now vice chairman of the Manchester and Lancs. Family History Society.

What is your story about?
My great grandmother Isabella Sorbie.

Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
She was my favourite ancestor with wonderful memories.

What was the experience of making your digital story like?
It’s like a new opening for the hobby I have been interesting in for 42 years, that's family history.
It’s given me a future application for recording my history instead of just the written word.

I was most impressed with the project team. They were clear and very instructive. The team were most helpful, patient and considerate and it was a pleasure to work with them.

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