Written effortlessly and simply with emotion, humour and sincerity this book spans 70 years of the author’s life. From wartime in Liverpool to modern day in Bourne, Lincolnshire.He writes about his evacuation to North Wales as a small child, expressing the emotions he felt as he was separated from his parents for the first time.
He also tells of life in Liverpool during the war and his recollection of the sounds and scenes that surrounded the city. His story continues to describe life with his family following the end of the war and his journey through adolescence. His love of the Welsh countryside is evident as he describes his visits back during his teenage years. The details of events and memories enable a vivid insight to working life on a farm in the 1940s.
He tells of his time on ‘The Sugar Exporter’,and 'The City oF Leeds' , Merchant Navy ships. The description of an array of countries, ports and escapades portray an exciting and enjoyable period in his life whilst serving in the Merchant Navy.
The story continues describing the successful and not so successful businesses he started during his adulthood leading to his retirement. He tells of his marriages and children, with regular updates throughout the book. A return to North Wales shows the emotional ties that were founded years ago as a young evacuee and his fondness of the local area and people is evident.
There are many references through the book to places of interest such as Chirk Castle, events and people. Some of which are of historical value. And he often highlights the costs of items and properties allowing us to compare to modern day prices.