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Norman Howard Cliff, 1925-2007

A tribute by his sister, Estelle.

There are hundreds of ageing people all over the world who have a life-long love affair with a beautiful little former Treaty Port formerly called Chefoo, now Yantai. Norman was born there in 1925 of missionary parents and grandparents. There was a school there founded in 1881 for children of missionaries, by Hudson Taylor, the founder of the China Inland Mission, who was the uncle of our grandfather.

Our parents, Howard and Mary Cliff, both pharmacists, went with baby Norman into the poverty stricken interior provinces of Henan and Shanxi. Our father was transferred to Hangzhou to be the Principal of the Bible Institute there and we were sent to Chefoo School.