Hugh’s real life story of five uncles at war

Author, Hugh Neems, with his new book, A Rough Ride. Pictured at home, Victoria Road, Todmorden

Author, Hugh Neems, with his new book, A Rough Ride. Pictured at home, Victoria Road, Todmorden

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A former engineer turned author has written a book about his family’s experiences during the First World War.

Hugh Neems, who trained as an electrical engineer and served in the Royal Navy in the 1940s, has written “A Rough Ride”, based on first hand insights from his five uncles about what it was like to be in the midst of the turmoil.

Hugh, who lived in Hipperholme for many years before moving to Todmorden when he retired, said: “With the centenary coming up, I started writing a family book just for friends and family.

 

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