Wendy Forward

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Wendy Forward was a LEO III programmer in 1960's London

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Wendy Forward

  1. 1. Wendy Forward<br />February 1942 – February 1983<br />England 1942 - 1966<br />Leo III programmer 1963 – 1966<br />South Africa 1967 - 1983<br />
  2. 2. Wendy as a little girl<br />
  3. 3. Wendy with her sister and parents<br />
  4. 4. Wendy on horseback with her sister, and proudly showing off the fish she caught<br />
  5. 5. Wendy with her mum and sister, in Kenya, just after she left school<br />
  6. 6. Wendy with her sister, mother and dog on the frozen lake near their Surrey home, early 1962 (Wendy and her mother did not have skates)<br />
  7. 7. Wendy with her mother on a trip to Scotland, 1963<br />
  8. 8. Wendy’s hitch hiking trip around Europe 1963, for £9, just before she started work<br />
  9. 9. Wendy’s flat in Leinster Square, while she was working on the Leo III computer. Her elder daughter still has that rug!<br />
  10. 10. Wendy in Lindos, on donkey (holiday with friend Carolyn Mauger)<br />
  11. 11. Wendy’s travels<br />In 1966 Wendy left London and travelled with her friend Carolyn Mauger across Europe, the Mediterranean, down Egypt, by ship to Zanzibar, down Africa (avoiding trouble spots), finally arriving in Cape Town in early 1967.<br />They stayed at Stans Holt Youth Hostel overlooking Camps Bay. The Youth Hostel Warden was looking for a new wife…<br />
  12. 12. Wendy’s wedding to John Herbert, 22 July 1967, Cape Town<br />
  13. 13. Wendy on her wedding day, 22 July 1967, on the lawn at Stans Holt Youth Hostel overlooking Camps Bay, Cape Town<br />
  14. 14. Wendy with Cleopatra, her great Dane who we now realise was named in honour of the Leo Computer programming language (Cleo = Clear Language for Expressing Orders)<br />
  15. 15. Wendy with her elder daughter, 1969<br />
  16. 16. Wendy with her aunts, mother, cousins and children on a visit to UK, June 1970<br />
  17. 17. Wendy with her younger daughter, 1971<br />
  18. 18. Wendy with her daughters<br />
  19. 19. Wendy with her husband John, and daughters in England, Easter 1974<br />
  20. 20. Wendy with her mother and daughters, 1974 - 1975<br />
  21. 21. Wendy with her husband John, 1977<br />
  22. 22. Wendy with her younger daughter, 1977<br />
  23. 23. Wendy and family visiting her sister, Johannesburg, 1977<br />
  24. 24. Wendy with her daughters and mother, 1977 (notice the rug again)<br />
  25. 25. Wendy showing off the food for the party to celebrate 10 years of marriage to John, 1977<br />
  26. 26. Wendy camping in Lesotho, December 1977<br />
  27. 27. Wendy and her daughters feed a pony in England, December 1978<br />
  28. 28. Wendy with her mother and daughters, visit to England 1978<br />
  29. 29. Part-time work<br />To bring in extra cash to fund her 2 daughter’s hobbies (art, music and ice skating) Wendy gave private mathematics lessons to children who were struggling to pass their examinations<br />Wendy encountered an Apple Mac personal computer at a friend’s house, and was tempted to buy one for household accounts and letter writing, but never did have her own computer<br />
  30. 30. Wendy and family visit her sister in Grahamstown, 1980<br />
  31. 31. Wendy and John at Sun City, 1981<br />
  32. 32. Wendy with her best friend Carolyn, lone trip to England, 1982<br />
  33. 33. Wendy posing with her daughtersDecember 1982, Cape Point<br />
  34. 34. Wendy with her mother, Cape Point, December 1982<br />
  35. 35. Wendy, beer in hand, with her mother and sister on the bench watching the children play swimming pool volleyball, December 1982<br />
  36. 36. Wendy, her sister and the children at Cape Point, December 1982<br />
  37. 37. Wendy with her daughters, January 1983This is the last photo of her, 4 weeks later she was dead (brain haemorrhage)<br />
  38. 38. Wendy’s memorial tree beside St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town. The tree was planted by all her friends who were involved in fund raising for the continued building of the cathedral. Wendy grew and sold plants at many Cathedral fund raising events. She loved gardening.<br />
  39. 39. Wendy’s grand daughter with the memorial tree<br />
  40. 40. Wendy’s daughters<br />Anna moved to England in 1988 and worked as apprentice to John Page the Organ builder (whom she married), and has worked at The Open University since 1992.<br />Julia stayed in Africa, married Donavon, and runs her own printing business called Inkwell in Cape Town, after some years selling two way radios in Malawi.<br />
  41. 41. Wendy’s grand daughters from her elder daughter<br />
  42. 42. Wendy’s grand daughters from her younger daughter<br />
  43. 43. Wendy’s grand daughters, January 2006, Cape Town<br />
  44. 44. Wendy’s daughters and grand daughters, with friends, January 2006, Cape Town<br />
  45. 45. 2 of Wendy’s grand daughter’s, October 2006<br />
  46. 46. Wendy’s elder daughter with her nieces, lone visit to Cape Town, October 2006<br />
  47. 47. Wendy’s daughters and 2 of her grand daughters, lone visit to England, June 2009<br />
  48. 48. One of Wendy’s teddy bears (with her daughter’s panda and poodle) on the old travel rug<br />Slide show put together by Anna Page in memory of her mother<br />

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