The first aim of this book is to inform and educate Umuchu boys and girls, both at home and abroad, about the origins and customs of Umuchu town. This book may, also, be of interest to students of history, especially of Igbo towns and villages of which Umuchu is a typical example. As the years roll by and more and more people begin to live in cities, they will soon be unable to trace out their former towns or where they originated from. It is the duty of those of us who saw or heard these things, first hand, to pass on what we saw, heard, and learnt from our own fathers, to our own children who we, hope, will, also, pass these on to their children. For he or she, who grows up, without knowing his or her origins and customs, is like a stranger walking in the dark.