The decision to leave Saunders Valve Company was taken with some reluctance. I had worked there for a total of 7 ½ years, including my 5 year apprenticeship. I had, by then, several good friends among the ex-apprentices of my … Continue reading Monday Memories – Decisions and Consequences: #2 Leaving Hereford
I protested my innocence. In this I was encouraged by our practical joker who insisted I raise the, by now full, mug so that the woman could see the Woolworths logo on the base. Continue reading Monday Memories – Beginnings #15: Missing the Bus
It was agreed that I would start on the eighth of August. I spent the next 3 weeks working on the largest farm in the village. Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnnings #13 – Getting a Job
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.
For this month’s #WTWB contribution I’m singing the praises of local radio for its ability to bring good news stories to its audience. Towards the end of June my local station, Midlands 103, featured an interview with a circus performer … Continue reading Local Radio Sharing Good News Stories #WATWB
On Saturday I told how the family moved house in 1956 in order to live with my mother’s new partner. The house had previously been the home of the village’s Baptist Minister. It was one end of a block that was originally built to accommodate a small school and schoolmaster’s house as well. The school had long since merged with the village school and been converted into a home. For a number of years all three had been rented out to tenants but, when the tenant of the former manse left, the trustees decided to sell all three. The former … Continue reading Coincidence: #atozchallenge