Pete's Info Pages

About Me

I am a retired Systems Analyst, but before that I was a metallurgist. My disabled wife died in 1998 and I now live in a house that is far too big for me.

I am Chairman of the South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society.I manage their website

I am Chairman of the Pennard Parish Hall Committee. My wife used to say that was the man who put the chairs away. This does happen!

I have been Vice-Chairman of the Gower Society

I was Honorary General Secretary of the Historical Metallurgy Society Ltd for many years

I am an IT support volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau

I am a member (and webmaster) of the Royal Institution of South Wales

I drive for Gower Voluntary Transport

That sounds like a busy life but it leaves me time walk, to garden, and maintain my house. Messing about with a computer is something I enjoy when I have time.

Where I live

I live on the Gower Peninsula in Swansea. If I walk out of the cul-de-sac and to the end of the main road I am on the cliff-top. The picture on the left is is the view to the left - seen here in winter sunshine when there are very few visitors. The tide is in covering a half-tide sandy beach. If you look carefully you might see an elephant peeping round the furthest cliff.

The view on the right is a short walk to the right, again in winter In summer it is often a suntrap and the sand is covered with people who are prepared to carry all they need for about 1km from the nearest road. Some ladies think it is private enough to sunbathe topless.

This site is a practice site where I can try out new or rewritten web pages but I expect to introduce you to some of these activities.