Video: Essex cricketer Graham Napier discovers his family’s roots
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Essex cricket star Graham Napier delved into his Colchester roots during a visit to the Essex Records Office in Chelmsford.
The all-rounder met with expert archivists who helped him explore his family history dating back as far as the 1700s.
During his visit he also looked at some the documents marking the history of Essex County Cricket Club and his own playing career.
Napier said: “I was looking forward to finding out about the history of my family, and that of Essex County Cricket Club.
“I was bowled over by what I found.”
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Stephen Dixon, Essex County Council’s archive service manager, added: “Discovering family roots can be a fascinating journey, opening up interesting speculation about what the lives of one’s ancestors’ would have been like.
“We welcome Graham at the Essex Record Office and enjoyed discovering his family’s past.”
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