Extract from A Wrack Behind: Myself, when young

  title={Extract from A Wrack Behind: Myself, when young},
  author={Lord Kings Norton},
  journal={The Aeronautical Journal (1968)},
  pages={178 - 180}
  • L. Norton
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • History
  • The Aeronautical Journal (1968)
I was born on 6 June 1902, in Handsworth, a borough in Staffordshire, which in 1911 became part of Greater Birmingham. Handsworth, in those Edwardian days, could be described as a dormitory suburb of Birmingham. Its character is now vastly changed and today it houses large numbers of our immigrant population. My father, William John Roxbee Cox, is described on his marriage certificate as a master jeweller and indeed was, at the time of his wedding, working with his father, Samuel James Cox, a…