Memory Nine

After three excellent days of seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Eiffel Tower  and the other sights of Paris, Doris 7248450-Very_very_cool_-Parisand I, Roger and Shirley and my mother’s little car headed out of Paris going south towards Marseille in July 1950. We went through countryside very similar to England and at lunch time, we stopped and bought bread, ham, cheese, fruit and wine for lunch. Continue reading

Memory Thirteen

In January, 1953, my G.I. Bill British equivalent money ended but Professor Newitt, the Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at Imperial College, appointed me as Assistant Lecturer for a term of one year. At the same time, my supervisor, Professor Geoffrey Haselden decided that I had an adequate research plan to qualify for a Ph.D. My life was suddenly changing and I went to work with renewed spirit. As I have reported, Doris and I got married in July, 1951, and we were enjoying married life. Continue reading

Memory Fourteen

search It was 1954 already and I was in the final stages of my post-grad work and had started copying notes, drawings, graphs and tables. My pregnant wife, Doris was busy in her spare time and at weekends typing my thesis on her little non-electric typewriter. She was still going to work at the BBC and was beginning to show signs of pregnancy, but felt well and happy. Continue reading

Memory Fifteen

airplaneDoris and I, together with baby Nigel and fellow research student, Douglas Eyre got on a TWA Constellation plane at Heath Row about 4 pm on August 7th, 1954 and we were all emigrating together to Montreal, Canada. We landed at Glasgow for an evening meal and then departed en route to Keflavik in Iceland where we landed in daylight at about 3 am. Continue reading