After a break of two years on other projects I recently got round to updating my personal web site. During the intervening period, with both of our daughters now happily married, Lynn and I have moved after twenty eight years in Hampshire to the seaside town of Exmouth in East Devon.
Nicely situated at the start of the Jurassic Coast, the town has survived the razzmatazz and large developments that have come to plague other South Coast resorts, yet provides good day-day facilities without too much of the run-down appearance sadly witnessed at some other Devon towns.
There is a lovely safe sandy beach close to the town centre stretching for nearly two miles eastwards from the harbour to Orcombe Point, which marks the start of the glorious and impressive Jurassic coast that continues for 95 miles to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in East Dorset. The high imposing cliffs are rich in colour with a history dating back to some 140-250 million years according to the location and offer wonderful panoramic views along the coastal paths.
In September 2011 the town saw a large turnout of people to welcome the riders of the Tour of Britain Cycle race after an enduring 180 km ride starting at the nearby city of Exeter and covering some very hilly sections of Devonshire countryside before reaching the finish point for Stage 5 at the town esplanade.
The town has many facilities including two theatres, the main one being Exmouth Pavilion located on The Esplanade. It hosts an excellent range of events throughout the year and is a more intimate venue which many of the well known artists and tribute bands enjoy playing at, as well as being often much cheaper for visitors than other UK venues. One such event was the visit by the Three Degrees in June 2012 (Left-Right; Valerie Holiday, Steven, Freddie Pool, Lynn and Helen Scott).
As well as giving a little background about myself this web site contains pictures of my immediate family and in the Photo Library there are now twenty four albums with photos taken by me during my travels over the last ten years. The latest album was added in November 2012 of pictures taken in and around Central London.
If you have arrived on my personal web site from a search engine and are wishing to visit my web site devoted to the history of the Directorate of Telecommunications (DTELS) then please click this link.
One year after the move there is still much to do by way of domestic projects to get our house completed the way we want, but progress has been steady and to target plan.... As time permits I will try and update my web site a little more regularly so please stop by again soon to see what’s been added.
18th December 2012