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John was born in 1942 into a working-class family in Huddersfield, which was then a textile, chemicals and engineering manufacturing town. He won a Scholarship to study Geography at the London School of Economics/King's College, London Joint School of Geography in the University of London where he graduated in 1963. He met his wife Heulwen there and they were married in 1963. He then spent two years at the University of Leeds researching the migration to Britain of workers from the Indian sub-continent. He retired from full-time employment in October 2006 having worked in a variety of jobs including teaching Social Sciences at the University of Bradford, Wardening the University of Nottingham's Adult Education Centre in Lincoln and working as a Local Government Planning Assistant in West Yorkshire. For the last nine years he worked with his wife providing bed and breakfast hospitality in their home, mostly for walkers on the Pennine Way National Trail. He has two children and three grandchildren.
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Visited in June. Branscombe is breathtaking. The walk from the bakery to the beach is beautiful. One of my very favourite places. Do visit.

beautiful photo! LIKEd -Tom :)

These two kittens are stars. My wife and I think we recognise them from a photo we took of two grown up cats in the same place in Mahdia Jan 2013. They were hidden away in the greenery and they caught my eye as we walked past.

The link to the photo is: Mahdia cats

Do you think they are the same two cats - six years apart?

Yes David, its really unbelievable in what kind of shapes wood is used in Austria. Its the first building material available in large amounts, and though its not premium quality, almost every structure has some kind of wood used for building it up. And what can't be used for building is suitable for heating. Or making souvenirs....! In earlier days it was also used for roofs, but it had one problem, it didn't last for a long time. Proof though it can last for decades is seen on this picture http://www.panoramio.com/photo/4742141 showing probably the oldest houses in Austria. In one of them they serve a perfect "Apfelstrudel mit Sahne" ,one of the reasons we come here a few times each summer! Greets, Ed

great shot John! also favourite gallery! -Tom :)

beautiful view and place! LIKEd -Tom :)

RSPB no longer run this site. It is now run by Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn - a local company.

Здравей Джон, много добра снимка! Поздрави!

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