From Roy and Irmgard, Germany

01 January 2020

Roy and Irmgard, Germany

I met my German wife, Irmgard, while teaching English in Karlsruhe in 1980. We moved to the Up in 1984 and started England's oldest organic vineyard at Sedlescombe, Sussex and raised our family there! In 2018 we sold the vineyard and moved to Germany largely to escape Brexit which is hostile to Eu citizens. I have applied for German nationality and should get it August 2021. I am prepared to give up my UK nationality to get German so that I can maintain my freedom of movement rights.

Roy & Irmgard

This postcard is one of several collated as part of collaboration between Dr Michaela Benson and the Migration Museum. A selection of these appears in the Postcards from the British in Europe installation in Departures, the museum's current exhibition exploring four centuries of emigration from Britain, bringing Britain’s emigration story and its emigrants into the national conversation about migration