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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

Mike McFarnell

Honoray Freeman of Dover




                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 McFarnell
                                      In garden of our house Downs Hill, Bromley Kent 


Crystal Palace 1967
Athletics was a passion
Joined Blackheath Harriers and 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 ran 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. 

  We have two children and four grandchildren.














     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 Annual Dover Film in March each year.
( click on Annual Dover Film for link to website)

                    Dover Pageant

Master of the Dover Pageant


                                Dover Tattoo


                                                                  Extra in the film the Other Boleyn Girl