This is a true story of my life which started in Bradford in July 1939.
It describes the hardships suffered and borne by the working class people in Britain.
The advent of the Second World War and its affect on their everyday lives.
Promises made to them of ‘Jam Tomorrer’
The exodus of many hopeful Brits in the 1960’s, all seeking a better life in Australia is described.
The life in Britain during the 1970’s and the struggle for power between the Trade Unions and the Politicians of that time.
A magical experience of being ‘struck by lightning.
The lure of the wonderful climate of South Africa, with riches awaiting hard work and skills.Tales of the powerhouse industry of Southern Africa, the end of the hated Apartheid, the release from prison of Nelson Mandela, his dramatic rise to power, and the affects it had on the ‘Rainbow Nation”
Stories of the violence and struggle for power of the different tribes of South Africa. Winnie Mandela with her ‘book of matches’
The England of today in the wake of the ‘Banking Crisis’.
My honest opinions on what is good and what is bad compared to 30 years ago.
“Jam Tomorrer’ is still being promised
These are all my memories as they occurred. Like everybody of my age I have met some wonderful and interesting people, as well as plenty who I wish I had rather not have met.
Published: 18 November 2014
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