|Personal & Present Details|
|I was 79 years of age on 30th August, 2019
Married Meg (nee Cowen) - Barnsley Service Dept. Office - in 1964 Divorced 1989
Married June Spawforth on my 74th birthday, 30th August, 2014
Visit: www.tarncourt.co.uk/wedding/ (new window).
Partner June Spawforth (from 1990).
Meg and I had no family, June has a Step Son & Step Daughter - both with families.
(Tragically, June's step daughter was killed in a light aircraft crash)
We lost our miniature Yorkshire Terrier 'Holly' on 8th May, 2008 (14.5 years of age).
We lost our poodle 'Sonny' on 29/08/02 and our budgie 'Peter' in December, 2004.
No more pets but ... Our 'family' is now a Toy Poodle 'Chloe' - D.O.B. 02/08/08
June & I lost Chloe on 16th August, 2019 AND ...
I lost my wife and soulmate, June, on 23rdSeptember, 2019:
Check out my tribute to June
However, on 7th November, 2019, I was fortunate to gain a lovely, 2 year old, Yorkshire Terrier, Ernie
RIP June, Chloe, Holly, and others
|I left school at 14 years of age - due to
my birth date 30th August
(ANY PREZZIES WELCOME !!)
I had to wait until I was 15 to start an apprenticeship at Alwyn Isherwood Ltd.
With no GCE's etc, the Service Manager - George Crossland - said my appointment was probationary and that I MUST attend Evening Classes and that if I failed I might lose my job (trembles !!)
1955-59 Radio & TV Service Apprentice
- mainly TV service work
|I had done some part time teaching at
Kitson College while
I moved into full time teaching at Kitson College in 1966 and was also a part time tutor for the Open University for 9 years (to 1988).
I took early retirement from teaching in 1990 - at 50 years of age - as a result of ill health following my divorce.
From 1993 to 1997 I ran a 'Narrowboat Charter' business but sold the business due to various problems (though the business was progressing well !).
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|My main interest was cruising the Inland Waterways in my
boat. Unfortunately now no boat !!
Take a look at my boats and boat logs if you wish - there are picture links - particularly on our Wakefield area and North Yorkshire cruises.
Some years ago I attended a 'free' course at Wakefield College to up-date my computer knowledge (I had not even tried Microsoft Windows before).
The City & Guilds qualifications (levels 1 & 2) were not compulsory but I took them (and passed !). They covered the usual basics - Microsoft Windows, Word Processing (Word), Spreadsheets (Excel), and Databases (Access).
I enjoyed the course and subsequently covered 'Telematics' - the Internet, Email and Basic Web Page Design. I then completed the 'Telematics 2' course at Wakefield College.
I do this as an interest (hobby) but am trying to help the funding with basic web sites for home or small business use.
Take a look at my websites if you wish.
Please let me know - by the email or web form facilities- that you have taken a look. I haven't included a 'Guest Book' since email / mail form should suffice.
Now fully retired & help out with Outwood Computer Club at Outwood Memorial Hall.
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particularly the Isherwood's period - which I can include in this website..
I would prefer you to use email or mail form, but if you wish, you can telephone me: (01924) 834 464 home (07740) 282 567 mobile.
Or use 'snail mail' to my home address (obtainable by email or telephone).
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