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About Me

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About Me


In case anyone is remotely interested....



I am Tony Barr, born: 1956, Hull, England.


Educated at York University (BA in linguistics). Teaching certificate at Hull University.


Working life includes archaeological digs, bus driving and teaching German and French in a secondary school. I've lived in Hull, Stuttgart, York, Regensburg and now back in Hull again.


Hobbies include wargaming (miniatures, board and computer), painting miniatures, history (particularly ancient and medieval), reading (mainly history and sci-fi), Family History, drinking Grolsch in the St Johns Hotel, wargames club (one or the other) on a Saturday afternoon, computers (from Sinclair Spectrum, through Commodore 64, Atari ST to PC), music of many types from Gregorian Chant to Kula Shaker.


Now although slowed down by psoriatic arthritis, I'm running a few web sites and mailing lists and also producing (and sometimes painting) wargames figures and accessories.


Married to Penny for 30 years. We have three children, all now grown up, and four granddaughters.


Family History

Family Pictures

The Floods in Hull, June '07

So you're from 'ull?


Penny and I (a rather older picture) Maisy Rose Kellow - our first granddaughter


"Never ask a man if he comes from Yorkshire. If he does, he will tell you. If he does not, why humiliate him?" - Canon Sydney Smith


"A fool and his ignorance are rarely parted." (Source unknown)


"Never meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." (Source unknown)


"Everything in moderation, including moderation..." - Mark Twain


And then there was the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac who lay awake at night wondering if there was a dog.

"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants." - Albert Camus


Kingsley Amis: “No pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in a geriatric home at Weston-super-Mare”


"Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." H L Mencken


From Radio Humberside

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