Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Fall 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Autumn 2018 17 Anna Keast Russell, for one — who at the age of 16 in Cornwall, England, •rst drove a British Mini-Cooper ("It was a stick-shift," she said.) — has remained an Anglophile long after she landed on these shores to be a teenage nanny in a household on New York's Long Island. "We're poor, not having heat, and coming to live with these rich Americans," she said of her exploits. ""e family, they ended up sponsoring me." Perhaps it was all ordained, this British presence, when Virginia Dare, in 1587, became the •rst English child born in Amer- ica on North Carolina's Roanoke Island, a story told again and again on the stage in Tar Heel native Paul Green's outdoor drama ""e Lost Colony." (See this issue's Field Trip on Page 44.) After all, there are daily Ÿights out of Ra- leigh-Durham International Airport to Lon- don's Heathrow, Raleigh's North Hills is home to the annual British Classic Car Show, now in its 22nd year; a Triangle British Brass Band operates out of Cary; a chapter of the British-American Business Council resides in Continued on Next Page kk By Philip M. Read S o many accents from across the pond, so few, it seems, with a southern drawl. "ey're seemingly everywhere, these British expats, who retain an a¢ection for a proper cup of mid-day tea, name their o¢spring after British royalty, even party on Guy Fawkes Day, the annual Nov. 5 rite commemorating events in 1606 that foiled a plot against the Protestant King James I. KATHRYN RENDE Three generations of British expats, albeit with different arrival dates, in Wake Forest's Traditions development in front of a London art map, from left, Clara Simmons, 3, and her parents, James Simmons and Dana Crawford; and "mum" and dad, Marilyn and Louis Mullinger. The London-born Louis Mullinger, left, by nature of being a "freeman" whose ilk still elect the lord mayor of London, was given the honor of leading a herd of sheep across London Bridge in 2014. His wife, Marilyn, dressed up in a sheep suit as he exercised his "ancient right." COURTESY OF LOUIS MULLINGER

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