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Posted by Jenny Sims on August 14, 1998 at 09:24:46:

My Grandfather - Poon Fong Man was born in the Canton area in 1914 where he fished for Oysters. He once told me that he lived in Shekhar, Cunjun (perhaps Shakou, Shenzhen?). He came to England by ship, intending to jump ship in Holland to be with his brother - Wei Man, but Holland was invaded and he ended up in Cardiff. He made his way to London where he eventually owned a restaurant and married an English woman. I am trying to discover the actual place of his birth, so that I can visit there when I go to China in September, and find out if I have any remaining family. I would really appreciate any help, please let me know if you know my family, or have any idea how I can trace them.


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