River Cam

Happy birthday!

Today would have been my dad’s birthday; here is something I wrote a couple of years ago, about a holiday he and his best friend took seventy-nine years ago! My dad was born in 1919 in Saffron Walden in Essex; he was christened in Peterborough Cathedral, but spent most of his life in Cambridge. From an early age […]


Of its time

This photo is so of its time; the rowing club blazers, the baggy trousers held up by braces (I bet Donald had his held up with a tie – he couldn’t bear belts or braces!) and the brilliantined hair. This is my dad Donald, somewhere in Cambridge, no doubt near the river; he is on […]