In Yorkshire four sisters and brothers who lived together all their lives are the starting point for a search that uncovers a large mining family in Durham. With generations of men working in the pit, the family’s heir learns that the fancy footwork of one lucky ancestor paved the way to a celebrity sporting career, and saved his life from the front lines of war. Listen to Alan Beevers talk about his experience of finding out he was an heir to an unclaimed estate.

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Alan with BBC Leeds Morning Radio host Liz Green