Duncan Wood was born on 10th November 1910 into a staunchly Quaker family, his parents being wardens in the early 1900s of the Quaker College, Woodbrooke, on the Bristol Road at Bournville, Birmingham. Duncan was educated at The Downs School, Colwall, Malvern, and at Leighton Park, the Quaker boarding school in Reading. At The Downs he developed an interest in birdwatching, which, on meeting my fa


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