Appeal to trace ‘missing’ Keighley man

Keighley News: Brian Arrigoni Brian Arrigoni

A Cornwall resident is searching for family members of a man originally from Keighley who had his ‘fascinating’ life story recorded in print.

Brian Arrigoni, who used to run a small word-processing business, said he was visited by a man called James Hustwitt, who asked him to type up his autobiography.

“He visited me in 1992 and said he’d call back, but never did,” said Mr Arrigoni. “He was a very elderly gentleman so I think he must have passed away.

“I typed up his biography, which is called There By The Grace, but I did this on an old Amstrad. I’ve only just recently been able to recover the words.”

Mr Arrigoni added: “This man had an amazing story to tell. He was born near Keighley in 1907 and came to Falmouth after the Second World War.

“He worked on the tall ships that did the run to America. He was also in the army and was an intelligence officer attached to the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.

“It’s a fantastic life story – a real piece of history – and it’s beautifully written.”

Mr Arrigoni, 78, who is now retired and lives in Falmouth, said he was keen to get in touch with any surviving relatives of Mr Hustwitt who would be interested in reading the account.

E-mail frailop@hotmail.com or contact Mr Arrigoni on 01326 313211.

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