UK ANIMALS



Believe it or not this is me age 11 in 1952 ready to take my first day at the Grammar School.

The photograph holds many happy memories for me because my cat was not allowed into the house where me my 2 brothers and sister and mum and dad lived because my mum suffered from asthma very badly. However my cat used to have kittens 3 times in some years and in the winter she was not pleased to have to keep them in the cold coal shed at the side of our house. So when mother was out shopping she used to bring them inside and upstairs and hide her tiny kittens in my bed, where they stayed until morning. In those days I used to play the harmonica and Puss used to sit on my shoulders and accompany the music with cat noises. The river Waveney ran through our garden and Puss used to catch fish for herself n the shallows. I have never known a cat do this before. The kittens were always found new homes and none of them were killed. There were six members in our family but Puss knew that I was the one who would always look after her. When she died I made a memorial and buried her in the garden with a wooden plaque saying, "In loving memory of Puss died 12th September 1961"


Fosse House,Croft with 5 Acres of Land, where Dr. Alec Worley lived c1980.


Getting used to life in the real world at Fosse House, Croft. Still came for breakfast each morning outside the back door.


2 cubs brought up and gradually returned to the wild from Fosse House, Croft. Leics.


Richard aged 3 at Fosse House getting to know one of the 2 cubs who lived with us there c1980.


One of 2 cubs I looked after in Brierley Hill. This one had just had a warm bath and they lived with me and Sam Small at Brettel Lane for 2 years. At this time I was Engineering Director of GEC General Signal based in Borewam Wood, north London.


Bath time at Brettel Lane!


The two orphaned fox cubs on arrival at Brettel Lane. At this age it is important to keep them warm - hence the electric blanket set on low heat.


Ross from Australia who worked with me at Astec in Stourbridge was facinated by me taking care of orphaned fox clubs.


Jasper the Amazon parrot who also lived at Brettel Lane, Brierley Hill.


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