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Timeline

Lovely granddaughter Jenna says I must have a timeline somewhere on the website.

There's Eric's sort of timeline here .

1935

Joy born in Grantham.
Joy moves to Khartoum, Sudan.

Joy

1937

Eric born in Torquay.

Eric

1949

Moved to Albemarle Avenue, Twickenham.

Eric's first crystal set, next to our air raid shelter. I thought a cat's whisker really was a cat's whisker.

1950

Eric's mum started Twickenham Folk Dance Group.

Eric's broken right arm, I learned to write left handed.

1951

Dad gave me my own shed to store all my electrical kit.

Eric's own shed.

1952

Eric started playing for mum's folk dancers club

RAF publicity photo with handsome brother Arthur.

1953

Eric took O-levels.

First photo I can find of Joy and school friend Clare.

1954

 

   

1955

June: Eric A-levels and S-levels.
November: Eric fails Oxbridge entrance exams, good! Then leaves school.

Photo for local paper of S-level winners, I had to borrow a school blazer!

1956

Eric works at Paint Research Station.
Eric comes to Nottingham University to study mathematics.
Eric meets Joy at University Folk Dance Society, half my life sorted.
Eric asked by staff to take electronics courses as well as the mathematics ones, the other half of my life sorted.

Eric playing for Thames Valley Morris Men.

1957

Eric's brother Owen died of "acholuric jaundice" at Hammersmith Hospital.

Folk Dance Society danced Ukrainian cossack at IVFDF Bristol.

1958

Eric on a 3-month course at Ericssons Telephones.

Joy & Eric at Mathematics Society Dinner.

1959

Eric graduates and asks Joy "Will you marry me?".
She says "I'll think about it."
Eric starts PhD to build a computer .

Looking smart at Anne & Peter's wedding.

1960

Married 30th July and living in a flat on Premier Road near Goose Fair site.
Eric joins staff as Assistant Tutor.
Freds Folk Five's first BBC broadcast, solo by Eric .

Wedding day

1961

Sailing on the Norfolk Broads.

Sailing on the Broads with Mary & Don.

1962

Move to Julian Road, West Bridgford.
Angus born in hospital, slow mover.
Eric's PhD thesis submitted, viva exam, all OK.

Jeannie, Angus, Joy, Granny
Four generations.

1963

 

Angus eating well.

1964

Rory born at home.

Joy and Rory

1965

Hamish born at home.

Rory, Joy, new Hamish, Angus

1966

 

Cricket with the Fyfes at Thrumpton.

1967

What a yesr!
Whole family plus Marion living in Vienna .
We move to 31 Greenfield Street.
Eric starts as Director of Computing.

 

At the Vienna Prater big wheel.

1968

Eric first trip to USA and Canada.
Joy's step-dad Fred Maw died.

Party time!

1969

Eric IBM sales trips,
Family holiday camping to Scandinavia combined with Copenhagen NATO conference.

Note Angus's leg!

1970

Eric to USA.
Family holiday to Venice.

St Mark's Square, Venice.

1971

Family holiday to Yugoslavia.and IFIP conference in Ljubljana.

Family at Zernez, Switzerland en route.

1972

Family holiday to Yugoslavia.

Family in Innsbruck, Austria.

1973

Eric to USA with NAG.
Eric fired from Computing Centre.
Family holiday in Prague and Vienna.

Family in Prague.

1974

Camping to Italy holiday .

Near the Grimsel pass.

1975

Eric to Egypt , Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria.

View from my Cairo flat.

1976

Joy to USA on teacher exchange

   

1977

Holiday camping to Frankie's and Lazise.

The "Pride of Pooh" on Lake Garda.

1978

 

Young Freds Folks band.

1979

Eric to Cairo to improve computer performance.


With Omar and his diplomat brother Ali by the Al Azhar Square.


The photo that got me jailed.

1980

Camping to Italy.

Meal at "Dal Baffo's".

1981

Eric Music conference with Pierre Boulez in Paris,
Eric to Cairo to network their computers.
Holiday around Europe.

Camping holiday included "Hitler's bunker".

1982

Camping around Europe.

Peak of the Rigi.


Rory, Amy, Ray

1983

Eric round USA for music analysis lecture tour ,
Eric to USA Oklahoma for oil company consulting.
Eric to Canada Victoria for Pascal course,
Then USA holiday with Joy in Mahir's car.

Joy and Mahir at Oklahoma.

1984

Eric to Kuwait.
Holiday in France.
Joy' mum Jeannie died.

Sailing at Lac de Sanguinet.

1985

25th wedding party at Florence Boot.
Joy's first trip to Baroda/Vadodora, India, for 6 months.
Eric's dad Ray died.

New camper van with sailboards.

1986

Eric to India to see Joy's final "programme".
Eric to India teaching Unix to IIEE.

   

1987

Joy to Baroda, India again,
Eric to USA for IFIP music software standards committee.

   

1988

Eric to China teaching at Shenyang in northeast China.

Lake near Guilin, China.

1989

No trips to China, Tiananmen Square problems!
Karen & Angus married.
Jean & Rory married.

Smart Foxley males.

1990

Eric to Cairo to teach Formal Specification.

Joy in India with

1991

Joy to Ahmedabad learning at Kadamb with Kumudini Lakhia.
Eric to India to teach Formal Specification.
Eric to India to see Joy and on to Malaysia.
Eric to China twice for World Bank inspections of universities.

Sweaty Eric teaching in India.

1992

Eric to Japan then China for informal inspections for the World Bank.

   

1993

Eric to more private inspections in China.

   

1994

Eric to Singapore for conference

   

1995

Anita & Hamish wedding.
Joy to Ahmedabad Kadamb Centre for Dance and Music for 3 months.
Eric twice to Singapore writing software
Eric to China for UK Department of Trade to inspect factories.
Eric to Helsinki, Finland, then Moscow, Russia.
Both to Hong Kong, Taiwan and China for holiday to celebrate Joy's 60th.

With friends Teng and Julia

1996

 

Dinan, France for clog & morris tour.

1997

Joy holiday in India with sister Jan.
Joy with Eric to Singapore.
Jenna born.

   

1998

Eric to Taiwan National Military defence College, They converted my software to Mandarin.
I was elected a general in the Taiwanese army.

The Palace Museum, Taipei

1999

Sean born.

   

2000

Both to India learning, teaching and tourism.

The Golden Temple at Amritsar

2001

The last clog and morris Brittany tour.
Eric's mum Amy died.

2002

Both to Egypt for holiday with Jean and Rory. .

Dawn from the top of Mount Sinai

2003

     

2004

     

2005

     

2006

     

2007

Both holiday in South India with Babli .

Babli and Joy at the "Small Tiger Hotel"

2008

Holiday in France.

Cycling near Mervent.

2009

Eric's brother Arthur died.

Eric and Arthur, 1970

2010

Holidays around Europe..

Maja & Nicky's place near Cahors

2011

Holidays around Europe.

Joy at the Dutch Dickens Museum which has copies of our lantern slides.

2012

Paris holiday with Catherine..
Eric diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer.


View across
Lake Garda


Ulm: Keith Haring sculpture

2013

Holidays Brittany and Cumbria.

Bernard, Marie-Paul, Eric, Joy at Carnac.

2014

Holiday in Berlin then Brittany for Bedel wedding.

Joy at Checkpoint Charlie.

2015

Holidays in Bommersheim, then Vienna, then France.

Eric in Bad Kotzting

2016

More Europe holidays.

Bedel party at le Moulin Neuf at St Georges de Reintembaul

2017

Europe holidays including Viking Danube cruise.

Arrival at Budapest at night.

2018

Europe holidays including ceili at Bommersheim. First time camping in a shed. Eric in hospital with pneumonia and sepsis.

Foxley females singing at the ceili.

2019

Holidays Dundee with Russ & Lyndi, then Brittany down to Spain.

Russ & Lyndi under the film-famous Carnforth clock.

2020

     

2021

     

2022

     
       




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Page last updated 21-Mar-2022

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