In particular, Nicholas Bridge is hoping to make contact with two women who looked after him after the death of his mother, when he was still a young boy, or with any of their relatives.
Others might also remember his father, who was a committee member of the Jersey Motor Cycle and Light Car Club and was involved in starting off cars at the Bouley Bay Hill Climb.
Mr Bridge left Jersey with his father in 1948 and eventually went on to become New Zealand High Commissioner. It was while he was in Delhi that he became friends with Jerseyman Colin Perchard, who was at the time serving as Minister, Cultural Affairs in the British High Commission.
Mr Perchard explained that Mr Bridge and his wife Diana were travelling to the Island this week to try to find the two women who had looked after him when he was a boy, any of their relatives, or anyone who knew his parents.
Mr Perchard has also arranged for a headstone to be carved and to be placed on the unmarked grave of Mr Bridge’s mother in St Brelade cemetry while the couple are in the Island.
He explained that Mr Bridge moved to Jersey soon after the Second World War with his father and invalid mother.
‘They lived in a house called Les Heureux, in St Brelade or St Peter, and he attended De La Salle in 1948,’ said Mr Perchard. ‘Sadly, that same year his mother died and is buried in the cemetry at St Brelade’s Church.
‘After he lost his mother, Nick was looked after by two very kind ladies, possibly called June and Pearl Playfair, who lived near the Airport. Shortly after 1948 Nick and his father left the Island for New Zealand.’
Mr Bridge and his wife, who is a published poet, will be in Jersey for a week. Now retired, they live in New Zealand and have two daughters and a son, and four grandchildren.
If anyone can help Mr Bridge with contacts or information, they are asked to call Mr Perchard on 859512