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* "Brookes et al"*

Updated January 13, 2009

This is the family history of Nicola Wells nee Brookes and her ancestors and descendants. It is the sum of six years research so far although there is much to be done. I hope that my descendants will continue this research in the future.

The majority of my ancestors are from the midland and southern counties of Great Britain although one Irish ancestor has been traced.

Many secrets have come to light in the gathering of this information and I am still hopeful of finding a half sister that I was not aware of until the 1990s. Any information re Barbara Brookes born Oct 1936 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk would be gratefully received.Known to have lived in Wembley, London in early 1950s.
UPDATE Jan 2009 : Sister Barbara located to Vancouver Island Canada just 2 weeks after her death! I feel fortunate to now know a little bit more about her life and death.

Nikki Wells
55 Endfield Road
Christchurch, BH23 2HU
United Kingdom

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  • Ancestry of Nicola Brookes (view PDF)


Family Photos

  • Nikki Wells(Brookes) + Jayden (279 KB)
    Me with the youngest member of the clan!
  • Roy Thomas Brookes in the TRAMPOMANIACS (292 KB)
    My father ROY Thomas Brookes was part of a two man act known as the trampo maniacs. They performed at Ice shows and then on Independent TV in the 1950s.
  • Barbara Brookes -my half sister (133 KB)
    This photo is of Barbara Brookes my half sister that I would love to meet. She was born in 1936 in Great Yarmouth and lived in Wembley in the early 1950's.Still looking for Barbara -she would now be around 68yrs old. Any news information gratefully received.
  • Roy Thomas Brookes as the 'Aquamaniac' (235 KB)
    My father Roy was an exhibition pier diver in the 1930s-1940s. He used to set fire to himself in sacks and then escape under water!! He is known to have dived off Great Yarmouth Pier and Brighton. Does anyone remember this.

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