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Some short stories about my experiences in the UK & Africa.

 

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The case of the missing Dynamite

December 15, 2018
My main job when I worked for a company on the Copperbelt, was to maintain a large fleet of earthmoving equipment including various trucks and stationary plant such as pu...
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Losing the Plot ! , or learning to ride a motorcycle & sidecar.

December 06, 2018
The first time I got on a bike with a chair I destroyed the hubcaps of three cars on a housing estate as I tried to lean it into a left-hander. The second time I hit an...
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My Dad's BSA Sloper

December 06, 2018
My Dad must have been de-mobbed from the RAF in 1944 and he returned to his original job at de Havilland at Burt Oak, Edgware,Middlesex. To get to Edgware from Petworth i...
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SNAKES  ALIVE - Or how I hold the lap record at Eureka Stadium

December 01, 2018
Eureka Speedway Stadium was located about ten miles south of Lusaka and was basically an oval track with a compacted dirt (laterite) surface. In 1967 I was employed as t...
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Lenses are just like spanners ?

December 01, 2018
Back in 1983, I employed a guy who's second job was a freelance photographer working for many of the Fleet Street newspapers. Today, you would call him a Paparazzi but he...
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Coping with a foreign language in Zambia.

November 30, 2018
When I first arrived in 1967 to work on Kenworth Trucks at Smith & Youngson in Lusaka, I was called into the Forman's office on my first day to get my instructions.. His...
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The Winter of 1962/1963

January 30, 2018
The Winter of 1962/1963 - Probably the coldest since 1795! Back in those days, I lived with my parents at Burton Mill Cottage near Petworth in West Sussex and I was appr...
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The Cricketers Incident

January 30, 2018
Around 1962 my current bikes were both 350cc Velocettes, a Mac and a Viper. I originally started with a Mac but after the accident with a dog (See ‘ The Chase ’), the Mac...
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The Chase

January 30, 2018
I must have been about 18 and i had had an accident on one my Velocettes, I hit a dog on the Duncton straight doing about 70 ish. I was doing 70, not the dog. The dog sur...
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