Derek writes: We said good bye to my Uncle Tom this week, an honorary Uncle (as we called them all Uncle and Aunty back in the day )
He had a good innings, aged 93.Through our childhood years my family holidayed with his down in South Wales.
Many fond memories were layered upon layer, year on year, the simple pleasures of beach holidays, tinned rice pudding, sunburnt feet and cockles.
Uncle Tom was made redundant aged 48, this was the catalyst to start his own carpentry business, paint watercolours and learn the classical guitar to a good standard..
An example to us all, may he rest in peace.