An Odyssey: From Ebbw Vale to Tyneside

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Born into the poverty of the Welsh valleys in the early 20th Century, the young Ray Hicks was faced with the prospect of working in the coal mines or steel works. His mother hoped for greater things for him — a job serving behind the counter in the local shop! But Ray had a different ambition: to go to sea. Too young for the British Merchant Navy, he joined the Dutch Merchant Navy and served with them through some of the most harrowing years of World War II. This is Ray’s story: of his journey from a background so poor as a young boy his home had no electricity, running water or toilet. From this lowly start by studying, life-experience and seizing opportunities, he became Managing Director of a major engineering company. Ray reveals what life was like from his boyhood days in the 1920s, through adolescence and into adulthood. His aims: to inspire you that no matter what background you are from it is possible to achieve and, above all, to highlight the value of a good... More > education.< Less
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Raymond Hicks
September 29, 2011
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