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Weddings

Wedding 1927
Bert and Elsie 1927
Wedding 1957
Roy and Dorothy 1957
Wedding 1992
Stephen and Lisa 1992
Wedding 1 1993
Andrew and Dawn 1993
Wedding 2 1993
David and Mandie 1993

Aged Around 5


Roy 1
Roy
Margaret 1
Margaret
David 1
David
Stephen 1
Stephen
Andrew 1
Andrew
Matthew 1
Matthew
Charlotte 1
Charlotte
Sophie 1
Sophie
Callum 1
Callum
Hannah 1
Hannah

When We Were 40

Roy 2
Roy



House 1
House 1

In 1975, I was working as an engineering consultant for CCTA, the UK government computer consultancy agency, in charge of evaluation of scientific computers for departments and universities. At the time, my qualifications were C.Eng, MIERE, MBCS.

On leaving school, I initially worked for British Telecom (then Post Office Telephones and a Civil Service department) as a trainee engineer. This provided training including for telephones, wiring, plumbing, electricals, electromechanics, electronics, climbing ladders and battery technology. Along with my dadís woodworking facilities, this provided ideal training for home DIY.

This apprenticeship was followed by two years National Service in the Royal Signals, mainly based in Germany and maintaining electronic equipment. Then, after working with underground and internal cable installation, followed by repairing telephones and switchboards, I was promoted to work on telephone exchange maintenance. A further promotion, in 1960, took me to CCTA in London. After living for a year in Wimbledon, where David was born, we moved to Rayleigh in Essex to a new house. We moved to our second house in 1972.

Dot
Dot




House 2
House 2
David
Dave



After leaving Sixth Form college in 1979, David joined Heath Insurance Brokers, to work as a computer programmer, based in Southend-On-Sea. At 40, in 2000, David was chief programmer with a good salary and company car. Dave and Mandie each had a flat in Southend then, on selling these, moved into a large old semi-detached house on the outskirts of Southend.

Mandie
Mandie

Stephen
Steve


Stephen was too busy chasing girls to concentrate on examinations and left school at 16. His first job was as a computer operator in London, followed by various other occupations. He then trained as as a ceramic tiler and started his own tiling business, opening his showroom/shop in 1995 at Westcliff-On-Sea. In 2004, with Steve aged 40, business was doing well and they were running a new Land Rover and a Jeep. Following major renovation and expansion, Steve and Lisa moved from their not too far away house into the flat above the shop on a temporary basis.

Lisa
Lisa

Andrew
Andy

Andrew attended Warwick University where he obtained a BSc in Applied Mathematics then an MSc in Computer Integrated Engineering from Loughborough University. This was followed by a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, where he became a lecturer. Before his 40th, in 2008, he had been appointed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Associate Dean for Research. Andrew and Dawn lived on the outskirts of Nottingham, moving to a larger detached house in 2002.

Dawn
Dawn


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