It was refreshing to see footage of him being interviewed. It dates to around 1956.
I think 3 of Harold Cottam's children are still alive. The youngest probably in their mid 80s (as of September 2017). I don't think Harold has any great great great grandchildren yet. But great grandchildren? Certainly.
My grandmother, Florie Cottam, and Harold are first cousins. Our branch of the family immigrated to Canada between 1906 and 1912.
Harold's brother, Ken Cottam, kept in contact with our branch, after we left England.
I worked in London during the early 1970's. While living there, I went to Nottingham to visit with Ken and his wife Mary several times.
Hi there, I've recently found out about Harold and am in complete awe of the fact he helped saved so many people. Since we share a surname I did wonder there was any chance we were related. My grandfather who is also a Cottam is from Lancashire. He was born there I believe but not sure where everyone else in the family is from. Even if we're not related it's pretty cool sharing a surname with someone so amazing.