Our House

As of the 23rd May 2022 this website is archived and will receive no further updates.

was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

Many of the animations were produced using Flash and will no longer work.

We bought our house in 1983 from the late Mrs G-T. In the attic was a suitcase with shipping line stickers for Mr G-T and a neighbour told us it was her son in the Merchant Navy. My in-laws visited us (they are Australian) and realising son and family were settled in the UK returned home to sell the family house and live at their beach place down the coast. They changed their mind sometime later and went up to Sydney house hunting which meant booking into a hotel. While waiting at reception they got chatting to an English girl who lived in Canberra and told them of their visits. She asked -Where abouts? Which Village? Which Road? Which house? - and said DON'T MOVE. Up the stairs two at a time she went and returned with her husband who was Mike G-T. We had indeed bought the house from his mother's estate and learned that the family had moved in here in 1946 on returning from India when he was a small child. Some years later I was delighted when they turned up for a visit and a tour of the house which even today is much the same.
Total votes: 419
Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:57:15 +0000Coincidence ID:3760