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Una Stubbs

Celebrity genealogy series. Actress Una Stubbs sets out to discover the story of her paternal grandparents, uncovering a tale of illegitimacy and poverty in the process.

Actress Una Stubbs never met her paternal grandparents even though, as she discovers in this film, they didn't die until she was in her 20s. In her quest to find out more, Una uncovers a story of illegitimacy and poverty.

Una, who was the face of Rowntree's Dairy Box in the 1950s, is amazed to discover that her grandfather worked for the chocolate manufacturer thirty years before. When increasing mechanisation put her grandfather out of a job, the family relocated to Welwyn Garden City.

In another extraordinary coincidence, Una's maternal great grandfather was Sir Ebenezer Howard, founder of the Garden City movement and the creator of Welwyn Garden City.

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Thu 25 Jul 2013 23:45

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Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Una Stubbs
Series Producer Colette Flight
Director Mary Cranitch

Broadcasts

  • Wed 24 Jul 2013 21:00
  • Thu 25 Jul 2013 22:45
  • Thu 25 Jul 2013 23:15
  • Thu 25 Jul 2013 23:45

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