Is this your first time you've used new technology?
No, not at all. I have written a number of websites, one of which is the 'North Wales Photo Archive' which freely displays hundreds of these old images. It's arousing great interest from Welsh societies the world over.
Are you enjoying your retirement?
Retirement has been kind to me. During a working life it is difficult simply to follow one's nose as new interests unfold. It's totally different now, every week seems to bring along something vibrant, challenging and exciting.
What are you currently doing?
I am currently interested in 'digiscoping' - high magnification photography using a telescope and a digital camera. As a complete departure from technical matters, I am writing a little 'nonsense-poetry' and I'm a keen cook and baker.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
I felt it has good general appeal. Almost always I work on my own and prefer it this way. Working with others - team sports and the like - have never appealed to me. I wondered before attending the Denbigh digital storytelling workshop how I would take to this group activity. I was very pleasantly surprised.
I can't overstate how impressed I was with the friendliness and skills shown by the BBC in slowly, gently, but firmly leading us all by the hand. Looking back to the start of the workshop I can see that I did not appreciate fully (even partially?) what we were about to do and my early work was out of line. I was nevertheless shepherded back into the fold almost without realising it. We started off as a very diverse group with nothing at all in common, yet ended up happily interacting as a working team.
Most importantly, though we were all looking towards a common goal our individuality was preserved. I cannot overstate the importance which I attach to this well though out approach to the group.
What did you gain from creating your own story?
I was introduced to new technology. I welcomed the opportunity of trying out software that I hadn't worked with before. I now enjoy working with the packages I was introduced to, and use them quite regularly now.