Birmingham-Kenya-France

In 1960 I began teaching in Lordswood Boys' Technical school. One of my colleagues there was Tom Davies. I left the school in 1963 and in 1968 took a post in up-country Kenya. Our nearest European shop was 35 miles away, in Kisumu, and one day in 1969 I looked along the counter only to see Tom standing there! He was teaching in Nairobi at the time. After retiring in 1991 I came to France to live and organised French lessons for the English there. In 2005 a couple joined our group, I recognised the Derbyshire acceny, and they'd recently left the village I was brought up in and had lived opposite my sister! Colin Ashby
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:39:47 +0000Coincidence ID:3487