Neville John William Day 7 March 1922 - 26 November 1990

Preface Dad and the Cranes
Neville Day The early years Dad and his duty to the Crown. Including the one on the can!
Dad's Dad's Army Dad’s driving lessons (and some)
Help from Neville’s Father John Day Dad and the Mercedes G Wagon
The Day I met Day Dad, four tonnes of concrete and the gravel tsunami
Dad and the Coronation Norfolk is flat (not!)
Neville Day’s admirable tutoring No pheasant in here Charles
Promotion to Chauffeur You can drive when you're eighty!
Dad and THE holiday Dad and the North Sea Gas pipeline
Dad’s pigs and the Onion Dance Dad's Butt pricking
Dad and me and the Farm Fire Dad’s idyllic office and the end of Neville Day Plant Hire Ltd
Fluffy dog meets Steam Engine (fluffy no more) Dad’s little known speech impediment
Helping with the pruning and tree felling Dad and the not a Volkswagen
Neville Day The early years and the final hour Dad’s wheelies
Dad and Fairstead Dad would have laughed!

You can drive when you're eighty!

1983 and I had driven back up from Italy after spending the week with my employer's Italian distributors. They were a family run business and nice people but hopelessly inefficient. Most of their time spent wining, dining, clubbing, womanising and driving expensive and exotic motor cars. I explained all this to Dad one evening amongst a group of friends in our village Social Club.

"Incredible car Dad. You should have seen it. Six litre, supercharged engine, bullet proof glass, it even had a radio telephone. They let me drive it. It did a hundred and thirty miles an hour!"


"What about the women you mentioned?"

"Dad. I'm a married man!"

"Son. You can drive when you're eighty!"

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