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Mike McFarnell born in Germiston South Africa.

Brought up and educated in Kenya. Total of 11 schools

1. Valley Road Convent, 2. St Mary's School, 3. Kitale Primary School,

4. Mombasa Primary School, 5.  Delamere School, 6. Luggard School, 

7. Prince of Wales School, 8.  Durban, 10. Prince of Wales School, 

11. Bromley Technical College, UK.
 

 

Mike McFarnell

 

        

 

                Kenya High School Sports Day                                                                  Lugard School Sports Day

          Ist place with sister Jean in 3rd place                                                       2nd with Charlie Smith in 1st Place

 

 
 
Left Kenya day after Uhuru 1963
 
          
                                                     James, Michael Jean David
                                      In garden of our house Downs Hill, Bromley Kent 
 

 

  
 
Crystal Palace 1967
Athletics was a passion
I joined Blackheath Harriers and my personal best times were as follows:
 
  • 100 yards  9.9sec.
  • 200 metres  22.2sec.
  • 400 metres 48.2 sec.
  • 400 metres hurdles  53.7secs
  • 800 metres 1min 52.2 secs
  • I mile 3 min. 59.7 sec.
 
Kent Champion 440 yards 1966 400 metres hurdles 1967 & 1968.
 
Kent Decathlon 1969 5,634 points.

                        

                                    Crystal Palace 1967       400 metres hurdles  53.7secs

 

 

Moved to Britain in 1963. 
Worked for Lloyds Bank
Bankers Trust Company
Athletic Union, Birmingham University
Finsbury Leisure Centre
 

                        

 

                                                                  Engagement party at 45 Downs Hill, Beckenham

 

          
 
          Married Anne in 1969 in London                                            Reception Old Barn in Tunbridge Wells
 

 

Amanda Guest House

 

 

  House built by Sir William Crundall

  in 1865.

  We run it as a guest house for 36 years.

  Sold the Guest House in November 2015  

  and now live in River, a village just

  outside Dover. 

 

 

In 2016 made an Honorary Freeman of Dover. Other Freeman of Dover have included Sir Winston Churchill and General Montgomery
 
Produce the Dover Film which is shown at the Dover Film Festival
 

                    Dover Pageant

Master of the Dover Pageant

 

                                Dover Tattoo

 

 
 
       
 
                                                                  Extra in the film the Other Boleyn Girl