Appeal to find descendants of Mr T.V. Barford

Can you help find the Barford descendants?

Tony Gerrard & Susan Meadows moved into their house ‘Foscote’ on Maresfield Park in 1978.  They bought the house from an elderly Mrs Barford.  Unbeknown to them an old metal suitcase sat in a hidden corner of their loft.  Within the suitcase was a collection of family momentos: photographs, letters, books and manuals dating back for two generations of the Barford men.  Tony & Susan discovered this many years later and kept it safe in the hope they could one day reunite the contents with a descendant of the Barford family.


Almost 40 years later and without success in finding a descendant Tony approached us here at the Uckfield & District Preservation Society to assist in the search.

Here’s what we know so far….

Mr TV Barford (father)

  • Attended Uckfield Grammar School – we have his note book dated 1907.
  • L/Cpl TV Barford 2494 – London Scottish regiment – WW1
  • Lived at 142 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex in the 1940’s.
  • He was in the Uckfield Home Guard during WW2

Mr William (Bill) S. Barford (son)

  • Lived in Exeter
  • Based in Japan for the Overseas Air Force during 1947

Do you know a member of the Barford family? Contact  or tag a relative on our facebook post.