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Colin's Diary
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The early years - 1920s
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Colin's Diary
The Asturias made her maiden voyage from Southampton to Argentina in February 1926.  On 28th April 1926 she again left Southampton, bound for Buenos Aires.  Amongst the passengers were Charles W P Godward and Edith Godward, whose grand-daughter Mary has kindly forwarded photographs and passengers lists for the journey.
 
 
Launch of MV Asturias, 1925, Belfast [Source: NY Public Library Collection]
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L-R Charles WP Godward, Mrs McDougall, E M Madel, Edith Kent, G T McDougall, J M Cabrera
[Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, 14 May 1926]
List of passengers to Rio de Janeiro
April-May 1926
List of passengers to Spain, Portugal,
Brazil and River Plate
April-May 1926
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Samuel Juris and Lidia Schuster
 
Samuel Juris and his wife Lidia (nee Schuster) travelled on the Asturias in 1926, arriving in Buenos Aires on 1st July.
 
Their daughter Hessaria (Caesarea) travelled with them. Samuel was a journalist and author.  After living in Buenos Aires they settled in Palestine, later Israel.
 
[This information has been kindly provided by Joyaa Antares].
 
 
Lidia and Hessaria (Caesarea), Lidia and Samuel Juris
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Left: postcard dated 1926 - sent to Mr Lewis Frith of Cheadle, UK. [kindly supplied by Justin Digweed, grandson of Mr Frith]
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Officially launched in July 1925, the MV Asturias made her 'maiden voyage' on 2nd March 1924.
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Lists (some incomplete) of passengers who travelled to Buenos Aires on the Asturias in the 1920s and 1930s can be found at the website:www.hebrewsurnames.com
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Charles WP Godward (second row, facing the camera and smiling, between 2nd and 3rd man in white)
[Asturias May 1926]
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L-R Charles WP Godward, Mrs Millward, E M Madel, Mr Millward or Hughes, Mrs McDougall, G T McDougall, Edith Kent Godward, Mr Millward or Hughes
[Guaruja, Santos, 14 May 1926]
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'Horse races' on the Asturias
(Above: Edith Kent Godward, seated second from right)
[May 1926]
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Mr Blythe, Edith Kent and Miss Madel
[Kings's Palace at Cintra Lisbon, 1 May1926]