I believe that what the four Liberals achieved in the county during the period 1985-9 was worth the sacrifice. In particular, I am proud of my contribution to the overhaul of the education system in Grimsby in 1988-9. Continue reading Monday Memories: Decisions and Consequences – #4 Dabbling in Politics
Because of the limited on-board memory you had to create your spreadsheet from scratch, defining how many columns and lines you would need Continue reading Monday Memories – A New Direction
I learned about a small group of volunteers planning to start a talking newspaper for visually impaired people in the district and decided to offer my expertise gained with Coventry Community Broadcasting Service. Naturally they were in urgent need of funds so I volunteered to undertake a sponsored walk. Continue reading Monday Memories – Into the Eighties #2
I “worked” every seventh weekend and one bank holiday each year. The seven annual bank holidays were rotated so that, in theory and for example, we only had to do Christmas Day once every seven years. Continue reading Monday Memories – Into the Eighties #1
The upshot of that conversation was that I spent about 20 months – from Easter 1976 until the end of 1977, commuting daily to Derby. Continue reading Monday Memories – Derby Days Ahead
I did my best to keep up as we raced along rutted dirt roads in the cloud of dust thrown up by Barry’s car. Continue reading Monday Memories – Arrival in South Africa
Ian and I came third in the ‘father and son’ competition wearing identical pink paisley print shirts and ties (it was the seventies,after all!). Freda, wearing hot pants, came second in the ‘lovely legs’ competition. Continue reading Monday Memories – Into The Seventies
He was not only a master craftsman but also a wonderful mentor and teacher for those of us apprentices fortunate enough to work alongside him. Continue reading Monday Memories – 1968.