and Welcome to my website
My name is Nigel. This website is the place to find
out all about me and the things I am interested in.
Just click on the buttons at the top of each page to
explore the site.
After leaving Liverpool, I moved to Bromley in South East
London and I started work as an electronics engineer with
Post Office Telecommunications (now known as BT). I was with
this company for 28 years.
My 70th Birthday at Center
|I am retired and I live in the
village of Ludham which is the East of England in an
area called The Norfolk Broads.
I grew up in Chesterfield in Derbyshire. That's the
town which has a church with a crooked spire. I went
to the local grammar school which was called
Chesterfield School in those days. Scouting was a
big interest of mine in those days (it still is) and
I was also keen on electronics which was eventually
to become my career.
My first job was at a coal mine called Silverhill
Colliery. Silverhill was in the village of Teversal
near Sutton in Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. My job
was to repair the safety equipment. I started work
there when I was 17 and it was a great introduction
to the world of work
When I was 18, I went to Liverpool University where
I studied Electronic Engineering. Liverpool is a
great place to be a student and I had a lot of fun
there as well as gaining my degree.
In 1975, I married Christina. We were married in Sheffield
but we bought a house on Ridgeway Drive, Bromley. We have
two sons and two grandchildren.
In 2001, Christina and I retired. We moved out of London and
came to live in Ludham village in Norfolk.
This is just a short history. There is a lot more under the
"Interesting Stuff" button above.
I have lots of hobbies and interests which keep me very busy
in my retirement.
I have been Scouting for over 50 years since I joined the
Cubs in Chesterfield at the age of 8. In London, I was with
the 3rd Bromley Scout Group for 27 years in various
different jobs. Since retiring I have been a Beaver Leader
and Group Chairman with the 1st Hoveton and Wroxham Sea
Scouts. In 2012, I was awarded the Silver Acorn for services
I have always been interested in electronics and messing
about with radios. In 1971, I took the exams and got my
first Amateur (Ham) Radio license. I can still be found on
the radio waves from time to time although the Internet has
rather taken over from radio for long distance
communications these days.
Christina and I bought a holiday home on the Norfolk Broads
in 1990 and we have spent many happy holidays messing about
in boats. We still have a kayak to get out on the Norfolk
Making models from Meccano is a favourite winter activity.
There is nothing you can't make from Meccano.
Here in Ludham, I am a member of the local History Group,
The Ludham Archive. I look after the computers and collect
all the archive material. In the 20 plus years since we
started, we have collected over 130,000 items needing almost
500Gbytes of storage.
A few years ago, Christina and I started in the hobby of
geocaching. We have always enjoyed walking holidays and
geocaching provides a new dimension to this activity as well
as taking us to many places we would not have otherwise
After I retired, I did a bit of consultancy work for a Dutch
company called KVSA (Royal United Ship Agencies). Just a bit
of fun, not serious work. I don't have time for that. Now I
am fully retired.
You can find out more about all of these things by clicking
on the buttons at the top of each page. The Ludham button
gives information about the village and the things we get up
to here and the Interesting Stuff and Scouting buttons cover
History of this site
I first created this site in the mid 1990s when I was a
trial customer on BT's (then) new internet service. In
those days, BT gave its customers some free web space and
I put up this site as an experiment. The site remained on
the trial server and I continued to update it with my
latest news. In 2012, BT decided to discontinue the free
web space and this was an opportunity to create a new look
website. I hope you like it.
In 2024, the site moved to a new host server and had a
The easiest way to contact me is by e-mail. My address
is below. Sorry you can't click on it but this stops
people from getting my address to send me spam.
You will also find me on Facebook and LinkedIn.