Thursday, 11 April 2013

What was Paddy Ashdown doing in 1950?

It is amazing what you can find when you are idling flicking through the news from back home while on the phone to your mother.

I found a series of pictures in the nostalgia section of Bangor, but what I didn't expect to see was the answer to the question in the title of this blog post.

Yeah, the future leader of the Liberal Democrats at the age of nine taking part at Garth House Preparatory School sports day. Garth House was located on Maxwell Road which is a continuation of Princetown Road, where my own mother was at the time attending Bangor Collegiate's Preparatory Department in Avoca.

Small world, but at least we do know what Paddy was doing in preparation for a military career and a later career as a Lib Dem campaigner climbing every staircase.

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