I am 87 and have been in hospital after food started going into my left lung, pneumonia, and then having a peg fitted in my stomach for direct feeding.
Sir Godfrey Hounsfield (Nobel Laureate), FRS, and Dr IR Young, FRS, both reported to me. Dr EW Williams, Director of Materials & Methods Research, was very talented and also a very cheerful and amusing fellow Director. W Percival DSc was an impressively capable consultant member of staff.
Our Family Tree © A.G. Blay, 2006. Possible Blay Origins & The Blay Tree. At present, the earliest Blay ancestors which I have identified and linked into the tree are my great-great-grandparents,
Richard Blay (ID46) and his wife, Charlotte (ID47) who, in the first half of the 19th century, lived in Clifton Campville, a village lying about five miles N.E. of Tamworth in Staffordshire. The 1841 census record for the village reveals that they were both born around 1770 but not in Staffordshire. In the 1841 records, the forms asked only for a yes/no answer to the question 'Born in County?'. Sadly, at present, this means that I do not know where they were born or where they were married. It is to be noted that Clifton Campville is close to the borders with Warwickshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, so they may well have come from nearby. The border with Derbyshire is less than a mile north of Clifton Campville, the nearby village of Netherseale was in Leicestershire until 1897, and the border with Warwickshire passed through Tamworth. The four counties meet somewhere in the region of No Man's Heath near to Clifton Campville.
My elder son Philip took his degree at Birmingham, and my younger son took his at Coventry.