From Pit to Polytechnic: The Authorised Biography of Prof. William Davey, CBE, BSc, PhD, etc by His Elder Son Chris Davey on the Occasion of His Father's 90th Birthday

From Pit to Polytechnic: The Authorised Biography of Prof. William Davey, CBE, BSc, PhD, etc by His Elder Son Chris Davey on the Occasion of His Father's 90th Birthday

by Mr Chris Davey
     
 
Born in a little mining village outside Chesterfield in Derbyshire, all the male Daveys worked as miners. There was also a local brickworks and a steelworks but William (known as Bill) was not destined for any of these. His father was keen on the value of education and, by dint of winning Scholarships, Bill stayed at school instead of "going down the pit" on his

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Born in a little mining village outside Chesterfield in Derbyshire, all the male Daveys worked as miners. There was also a local brickworks and a steelworks but William (known as Bill) was not destined for any of these. His father was keen on the value of education and, by dint of winning Scholarships, Bill stayed at school instead of "going down the pit" on his fourteenth birthday. Only one boy before him had gone from the village to Grammar School and he became Bill's forced role model. Beginning by probing Bill for snippets to add to research into the family tree, it soon became clear that here was a life changed forever. One which must be captured whilst the subject was still around to tell his story. One that formed my life and those of my family.

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ISBN-13:
9781447583585
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/20/2011
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
993 KB

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