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The Millionaire Patriarch ◊ The Family ◊ The Family Home ◊ The Name Nares ◊ Life at Tanera More ◊ The Remarkable Great Aunt Emily ◊ Edwin's Famous Clock ◊ Yachting ◊ Laughing Water
St. Edmund's Preparatory School ◊ The Sadistic Headmaster ◊ Boy Scouts ◊ Charterhouse ◊ Weekites ◊ Traditions ◊ Teachers and Friends
Wilfred Noyce ◊ Training on rock ◊ Severe Climbs ◊ Doctor Edwards: a very brave man ◊ Wilfred's Fall ◊ Mount Victoria: Rocky Mountains ◊ Cambridge University Mountaineering Club
The Atlantic Crossing ◊ Icebergs ◊ Two Great Railways ◊ Views from the Trains ◊ Kicking Horse Pass on the Footplate ◊ Mail Steamer to Skagway
Paris ◊ Munich ◊ Salzburg and Innsbruck ◊ Vienna ◊ Budapest ◊ Prague ◊ Dresden ◊ Berlin ◊ Venice ◊ Florence
Guy Fawkes Night, 1936 ◊ The Night Climbers of Cambridge ◊ A dummy coronation over Kings College Chapel. ◊ Aftermath of climbing activities ◊ The C. P. R. E. and the C. U. R. B. ◊ Final undergraduate days ◊ Clough Williams-Ellis, a remarkable personality
A Powerful Childhood Influence ◊ Questions of class ◊ Edwin's Politics:
Cambridge ◊ Geoffrey Pyke ◊ Professor John Desmond Bernal ◊ John Platts-Mills Q. C.
Getting Together ◊ Thora's Family - the Silverthorne 'clan'
Ordnance Factories ◊ Air Transport Auxiliary ◊ Trials of the extra high-powered Napier "merlin" engine; and a happy coincidence. ◊ The Disappearing V.I.Ps
"facts of life" in "the ranks"
The Surprising Accolade ◊ Within a whisker of dismissal ◊ The Unforgettable 'Death-Rattle' ◊ A very lonely mine-clearing duty
The origin of 79th Armoured Division ◊ "my tank for D-Day" ◊ Tank training: Catterick ◊ Organisation of an Assault Squadron: Men and Machines ◊ Major 'dodger' Smith ('the shit') a painfully bad leader
Panic Stations! ◊ Footnote 'an ill-timed telegram'
i) The Hell of Falaise: The Worst German Defeat Since Stalingrad ◊ ii) Boulogne & a Mad Mission Aborted ◊ iii) The Hostile Scheldt Estuary ◊ iv) "Craig's Bridges" ◊ v) Siegfried Line ◊ vi) Crossing The Rhine
"comforts for the troops"
Wedding Reception Nov '46
The phantom nuclear weapons factory ◊ A loose dinghy on the run
A "daylight robbery"
My electric sliding gate ◊ The remarkable local environment ◊ Lletyreos: The house and garden ◊ Disaster ◊ The all-but drowned cow ◊ A Temporary Financial Crisis
Entering old age, alone, at 2 Yew Tree Close
Gordon Best ◊ Lucy's politics ◊ A & E at the Whittington
Visits by myself and Jonathan to Romania and Turkey ◊ Jonathan's life in London
Georges Fournier ◊ A chance meeting in Normandy ◊ A cottage in Scotland ◊ The Scottish cottage: The outcome
The very remarkable capacity of Puss for 'mothering' a large and unusual family.
1. Sliced Bread ◊ 2 The Marlow Cafe ◊ 3 The Laundromat
Family reactions to my support for the left - Edwin's invasion of my privacy ◊ Possible reactions of non-family readers of these Memoirs in the year 2007 (or later)
My First Close Experience With Tanks and 79th Armoured Division ◊ MI5's Spying on Harry Pollitt ◊ Concluding months in the CP
Leningrad ◊ Our routine site-seeing drill ◊ Interpreting problems
Introduction ◊ (1) B.R.S. HQ Garston - The premises: ◊ (2) Advantages of Public Sector Employment ◊ (3) BRS and Scientists ◊ Cartoon by Ralph White R.I.B.A ◊ (5) My Research Brief ◊ (6) Preliminary Site Visits To Flats Projects, Both Complete And Under Construction ◊ (7) My Two Main Reports ◊ (8) T.A.Wilkinson, Charles Belcher ◊ (9) Designing the Angel Road Flats ◊ (9a) A new and exceptional colleague; David Webb ◊ (9b)The first Angel Road mock up at Garston ◊ (10) Pre-Casting Terminology used for both the BRS Battery Casting and Brecast systems: ◊ (11) The Advantages of On-Site Battery Casting: ◊ (12) Angel Road Edmonton: Site-Casting of Panels: Erection of the 18 Storey Block. ◊ (13) Visits by builders and others to the building site at Angel Road Edmonton under construction ◊ (14) Lectures Given ◊ (15) Nomination of myself for promotion from Principal Scientific Officer to Senior Principal Scientific Officer ◊ (16) An unfortunate disagreement with a physicist colleague ◊ (17) Sale of the Brecast System for £25,000 to a private contractor. ◊ (18) Sad conclusion of: the baseless J.B.Dick grudge against me; and of my service time at BRS.
March 1969: Peru ◊ Chile 1973
Thora's assistance with my book: Alternative World . ◊ Alternative World on the Internet
Some Further Afterthoughts