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Ex pats

Are you an ex-pat Cumbrian?

If you are, then feel free to use this page and comments area to tell us where you live, what life's like in your new country or just leave a message for your friends still here.

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Hi I was born in Workington in 1934 and my wife Margaret in Great Clifton.I was educated at Workington Grammar School and then the Technical college.Involved in the Maryport wheelers and Derwent Valley Cycling clubs.Served my time as a Chemist at USC Mossbay.After National Service in the RAF we were married in 1956 and moved to Llanwern Steelworks in South Wales.After 5 yrs the writing was on the wall and we migrated with BHP to Whyalla South Australia.After 5 years as Chief Spectroscopist I joined WMC in Perth as a research Chemist in precious metals.This was followed by 10yrs at Murdoch University as a professional Research Officer working on trace elements in plants. I spent a few years setting up laboratories in the bush for a major analytical company and spent my final working life setting up an environmental laboratory and getting it NATA and ISSO registered before calling it a day and retiring.I still play 2 games of golf a week and work as a volunteer bus driver for the local Senior Citizens club.My 3 children are all married and have produced6 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren who we see regularly.Still keep in touch with family and friends in Workington using the internet and Skype.I keep up with the local news via the internet papers and like photos of the lake district as my computer desktop.Next visit to the homeland this October 2013

Posted by Derek Plaskett on 30 April 2013 at 11:58

Hi I was born in 1946. Moved from St Bedes School to St Pats. Remember Mr Wall. Miss Hewitt. Miss Clarke. Mr Heaney. Miss Clifford. Mr Tyson. Mr Dias. Would like to chat with anyone from this time.

Posted by Bill Farish on 24 April 2013 at 17:19

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