Much sadder, for my own family, was the sudden death after a short illness of my daughter-in-law Mandy.
Mandy died unexpectedly aged 50 on Thursday Sept 6th 2012, just a week after Jim Muir.
Mandy was married to my son and business partner Chris, and having worked in our retail shop for some years, her loss is having an on-going impact on our family AND our business as you may imagine.
Family events like this make one look at life with a different perspective, such that in March 2013 we made a BIG decision to drop down to a 5 day week, permanently, by closing all day every Wednesday.
It’s having only a small financial impact on the business, but a good one on ourselves.
After retailing 6 days a week for 40 years from 1975 when I left the RAF as a Chief Tech,
I realised we should have done it a long time ago.
Time given over to Updates to this web-site are still affected even in summer 2015.
1429 ATC Cardigan & Aberporth Squadron
Of interest to anyone involved with the Air Training Corp, for several years Mandy was also
the much loved O.C. 1429 ATC Squadron based at Parclyn, near the RAE .
Hence her funeral was attended by many hundreds of mourners.
For more about the ATC life of “Flt Lt Mandy Ford”, ”Click” this link: