Hello, and Welcome.
Whether you are here by choice or simply by accident, you are very welcome. Feel free to stay as long as you wish, look where you want to look, and just relax and enjoy yourself.
I got Married!
It's taken a long time, for reasons I won't bore you with, but Becky & I are now Married! The Wedding took place on Saturday, 5th September 2015, at St. Andrews Church, Gargrave, at 12 noon. A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUT FRIENDS, RELATIVES, AND NEIGHBOURS WHO CAME TO CELEBRATE WITH US. WE REALLY APPRECIATED IT. THANK YOU ALSO FOR ALL THE GIFTS AND GOOD WISHES; WE HAVE BEEN TRULY OVERWHELMED.
This is the start of my 'presence' out here in the virtual world, so a brief introduction is probably called-for, and then you can read further if you wish. It's all still very rudimentary, but hopefully things will progress, so do come back again from time to time, to see how I'm getting on.
I'm just an average sort of chap who has tried to escape most of the Rat Race to do something which I think is a bit more worth while. In the olden days, I worked for the National Coal Board (NCB), which later became the British Coal Corporation (BCC), before it got on the wrong side of Margaret Thatcher, and got systematically closed down.
One good thing to come out of my 15 years there was that towards the end, they taught me to use Personal Computers, then taught me how to teach other people to use them, and finally let me loose looking after all the damn tekky stuff at Regional Headquarters.
Then they made me redundant.
Alan Poxon Computer Training
I thought it was very rude of them, so in a fit of peek, I started my own computer training company, doing exactly the same thing I'd done for British Coal. It was surprisingly successful, and soon I was working for the likes of the Boots Company, and eventually the Inland Revenue. If you want to know more about the computer side of things, click here.
Hobby = New Job.
To cut a long story short, after a topsy-turvy time at the end of the 1990's, I moved to North Yorkshire in 2002 and found less of a demand for computer work among the farmers and dalespeople, so eventually I turned my hobby of flying kites into my latest job. So now I teach children all about kites, explain how to make them, and help to fly them too. It really is great!
As well as going into schools to do exhibitions, talks, and kitemaking lessons, I am also happy to do the same for adults, in fact just about anyone who fancies going out into the fresh air to fly a kite. Click here to find out more about kites.
Thanks for reading this far. I do hope you are enjoying the experience. If you would like to get in touch, you can always drop me a line via e-mail at either:-
or if you believe that traditional writing is not dead, pick up your pen, put your thoughts down on paper, and send them to me at:-
4 North Street, Gargrave,
To Seekers of Information
If you would like to see any of the images on the site a little larger, they are available if you 'right-click' on them and choose 'View image' (if your browser will let you). You will then be able to view them at their full resolution. If you would like to use an image, you are welcome to do so, they are not mechanically protected, but an acknowledgement would be appreciated (an e-mail would be even nicer).
If you are searching for more information which you cannot fiind, feel free to ask. My head is full of useless stuff.
To all my Friends & Family
Although I'm from Nottinghamshire, and most of my family still live there, I've been in North Yorkshire for quite a while now. That's why my wife (and Best Friend) Becky, comes from near Leeds. I've also got loads of friends, many of them kitefliers, who live all over the place.
So if I haven't seen you in a while, "Hi There!" and sorry we've not been in touch. Please feel free to give us a call or just invite yourselves round! There will always be a welcome.
That's my Home Page; Hope you liked it. There are other pages to see (if you haven't been there already), and as I said, the place should change every so often, so don't be a stranger. If there is anything you've seen you wish to enquire about, or anything you disagree with, for goodness sake don't go away grumbling, let me know, please.