Gareth tells us about his grandmother Hilda, who moved from Wales to Cornwall and then to Zambia, where her father was a miner.
"This is my grandmother. Her name is Hilda. When I was growing up I affectionately called her Nan.
When she was a child she moved from Wales to Cornwall for a couple of years and eventually moved onto Zambia in Africa. Her father was a miner from Cornwall who had a manager's job out in the Tin Mines in Africa... interesting place to work I'd say.
When she lived out in Zambia, the family would go on holiday to Durban in South Africa. The hotel that they would stay in was called the Grand Hotel... my Nan said it was almost the same as a British holiday resort but not the same weather... a bit better than your average family holiday I would say...probably a lot warmer also.
They used to go out to the beach in the days and sunbathe and swim in the sea. I bet it was a cleaner sea than any British sea.
While they were out in Africa they also went on cultural visits too. They visited sites like Cecil John Lord's Monument and the Mutopa Hills or the Valleys of a Thousand Hills, as they were alternatively called.
I learnt these old stories by looking at old photographs and asking my Nan what they were about. She lives about three doors away from me and I have always gone to the house a lot. She makes me a cup of tea and I ask her about her family and history. Because of this, I know so much about her life... such an inquisitive child I was. I love my grandmothers old stories and these are very special to me.
I think that storytelling is not so much widely used as it was years ago. I think that young children now should talk to their elders and find out about their family history because it is fascinating.
Every family has an interesting story somewhere down the line. I hope one day I can tell interesting stories about my life to my grandchildren and carry on the family tradition."