John Henry Edwards [JH]

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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


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The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml


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My Entire Life

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Introduction
Introduction My name is John Henry Edwards. I was born on 29th May 1931 in a grocer's shop in Henry Street in Aberbargoed, South Wales. I was the son of and Violet and Harry Edwards , an ex-miner whose father, Charles Edwards, ...
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01/01/1931
12/31/1945
The teen years
Chapter TWO THE TEEN YEARS So now I am nearly 14 living in the Highlea hotel in Weston-Super-Mare with my mother, I'm not going to school so I spend my days down on the Marine Lake helping old Tom the boatman with the 20 or ...
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01/01/1945
12/31/1949
Life in the Army
Chapters 3 Life in the army 1st September is a date that will prove significant throughout my life. Hitler invaded Poland on September 1st 1939 and by 1st September 1949 I was involved in a long train journey from Weston-super-Mare ...
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Chapter 4 Early married life
Chapter 4 Early Married Life Oct 1951 I was back on track working for the bus company again and planning my forthcoming wedding to my long time fiancé Bertha, we were married on March 7th 1952 just a few months after ...
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01/01/1951
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Chapter 5 The cruel hand of fate
Chapter five The cruel hand of fate All was going according to plan I was gradually increasing my income, the children were growing up fine and studying well at the local school, our standard of living was improving, not ...
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01/01/1953
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Chapter 6 Life goes on
Chapter 6 Life goes on So here I am at the age of 35 I have just become a widower with four small children, having lost the love of my life for the last twenty years the future looks pretty bleak but I have a job that pays ...
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01/01/1966
12/31/1968
Chapter 7 The Con Game
Chapter 7. The con game A young lady that lived locally answered my next advertisement and I arranged to interview her at a local hotel, she turned out to be 23 very attractive and in the course of the conversation explained ...
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Chapter 8 The Wychwood Hotel
Chapter 8 The Wychwood Hotel In the years between Susan’s final departure at Easter in1970 and November 1976 I was still working and we carried on trading as a hotel I think the most guests we ever had stay was 24, it was ...
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Chapter 9 Wychwood conclusion
Chapter 9 Wychwood conclusion Shortly after Margaret left with Robert her job was taken over by a girl called Hazel who was a pleasant hardworking divorcee with a young daughter called Anna, who was about five years old, ...
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Chapter 10 First visit to Australia
Chapter 10 First visit to Australia So my youngest son Alan and I flew out to join my daughter Janet in Melbourne, this coincided with their annual school holidays and she and Donald had planned a trip from Melbourne to Springsure ...
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Chapter 11 The Rolls Royce fiasco
\ Chapter 11 The Rolls Royce Fiasco I turned up ready to work at Rolls Royce on February the second, I was a day late due to plane trouble, and I was greeted with “where have you been”: they hastily convened a meeting to ...
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Chapter 12 Momentous Change
Chapter 12 Momentous Change As I drove the 25 miles to my home I was considering my options, I couldn't live on the profits from the hotel as it was too small, so I thought OK I will get a bigger one. That afternoon I ...
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Chapter 13 Chairman’s Choice part 2
Chapter 13 Chairman’s Choice part 2 My eldest son Raymond was 21 in August 1977 so we decided we would have a party in the hotel, there were dozens of family and friends and everything was going along very nicely, we had ...
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Chapter 14 Chairman’s Choice part 3
Chapter 14 Chairman’s Choice part 3 It was about this time that I was diagnosed with Glaucoma; I first noticed it was driving the car and thinking that the windscreen was dirty just above my line of sight, the eye specialist ...
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01/01/1978
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Chapter 15 Chairman’s Choice part 4
Chapter 15 Chairman’s Choice part 4 I have to go into hospital and have an operation to deal with some testicular cysts, I have had private medical insurance for some years now so I was able to have immediate treatment, I ...
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12/31/1983
Chapter 16 I fall in love
Chapter 16 I fall in love And then I fell in love, from here on in its all positive, I shall lighten up on my story, and only briefly mention the work and any problems. In 1984 for the first time since1953, when I took ...
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01/01/1984
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Chapter 17 The Seychelles Conclusion
Chapter 17 The Seychelles Conclusion I got caught up in the political rebel movement by sheer chance, there was a tour desk in the hotel foyer and the young lady who was there every day was an attractive little slip of a ...
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01/01/1984
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Chapter 18 2nd Holiday in Australia.
Chapter 18 2nd Holiday in Australia. Before I get too far ahead I’d better write more about some holidays, my second visit to Australia was certainly different because Janet had returned to England and the first thing I chose ...
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01/01/1984
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Chapter 19 Australia conclusion
Chapter 19 Australia conclusion I used to go hunting with Johno and at night he could recognize the animals just by seeing the reflection of their eyes, he would say “that’s a dingo but he is too far away” or “that’s a ...
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01/01/1984
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Chapter 20 Naturist Village
Chapter 20 Naturist Village I had joined the BNF (British the Naturist Federation) and in their literature was an advertisement for a holiday village in the South of France at Cap d’Agde, so I decided in order to extend the ...
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