Glyn Roberts lived a full, lively and often inspiring life. He died in April 2016, aged 78, a little more than a year after he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Always active, determined to have an interesting project, and also eager to have a distraction from medical anxieties, he spent much of 2015 and early 2016 completing a family memoir he had already begun.
His plan had been, mostly, to record some interesting stories for grandchildren, because he wished he had known more about the daily lives of previous generations of his family. In typical style, he did not just talk about doing something, he went out and did it. The project grew, and the completed memoir has been read by family members and close friends, in an effort to keep it accurate as well as entertaining.
Having written most of the memoir, he asked his sons–Bjorn, Daniel and Adam–to complete the editing of it, after his death, to add a postscript, and then arrange for several dozen copies to be printed and sent to particular people. He agreed, in addition, that we would put the memoir online, so others can read all or part of it, if they wish. That is the purpose of this site.
Chapters will be added as blog posts, as they are edited. Copyright, both for the text and the photographs, remains with the estate of Glyn Roberts (and thus his sons).
Calcutta, on a tram, early 2014. Trip with Adam, Magnus and Edvard.