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 21 o the Outer Banks and sank. e bodies of several British sailors washed ashore and were buried; each May 12, Royal Navy sailors come to lay wreaths on the graves to the sound of a 21-gun salute. Closer inland, British children arrived out of harm's way just ahead of the "Battle of Britain," when the Nazi Luftwae rained bombs on the English island. Among them were John OatŒeld, 14, and his sister, Susan OatŒeld, 10, sent by their parents to be taken in by families of acquain- tances in Wake Forest. Another sibling, Mary Jane "Polly" OatŒeld, 5, ended up staying with a family in Michigan. e British children instantly became celebrities, engaging in interviews and being pictured in e News & Observer of Raleigh and elsewhere, with young John OatŒeld's telling of the night-time ordered blackouts in their native Welwyn, Garden City, Hertfordshire. "Sometimes you bump into a lamp-post and say, 'I'm so sorry!' and then the next time you bump into a person and think it's just another lamp-post and don't apologize at all," he said. "ere are a lot of jokes about the blackouts." By 1944, John OatŒeld joined the war ef- fort, said his daughter, Lisa Franklin, who today lives on the outskirts of Wake Forest. "Daddy joined the Marines in Raleigh," she said. "Polly ended up going back to England. Aunt Sue went to Duke and ended up mar- rying a doctor." Danny Richard Langton is a more recent expat, who met his Wisconsin native wife, Becky, at a trade show. e son of a guitar teacher, he leads the DRL Band here as lead vocalist and guitarist. "Beatles, Kinks, and a little bit Stones," he said of the in¢uences. And, of course, British rockers Oasis, whose T-shirt he dons. What does he miss about the U.K.? "e weather. No one says that," he said. "I get sick of dressing in shorts and T-shirts. … I love jackets. I probably have 20 jackets Continued on Page 23 kk PHILIP M. READ Danny Langton, a British expat who grew up in London, with his daughter, 11-year-old Sydney, and son, 9-year-old son Sammy, inside the Wake Forest Coffee Co., a downtown staple. His T-shirt is a tip of the hat to British rockers Oasis and a hint of his role as vocalist and guitarist in his musical group, the DRL Band.

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