1. BLORES ON THE WEB IN ENGLAND
Ian Charles BLORE Curriculum Vitae
Position: Lecturer in Public and Regional Finance, International Development
Department, School of Public Policy, The University of Birmingham,
Date of birth: 2 March 1948
Courtesy BBC 12 May 2007
2005 Byte Women's World Sailing Champion.
Place of Birth: Wrexham
School: Victoria Junior School, Bryn Offa and Yale Sixth Form College
Biography: Hannah has been sailing since the age of seven. In 1994
as the youngest competitor in the Mirror European Championships sailing
with her father, she won the Super Crew cup and she won her first
competition, sailing an Optimist dinghy at the age of nine.
Hannah was brought up and educated in Wrexham, attending Victoria
Junior School, Bryn Offa and Yale sixth Form College. She is now at
University in Plymouth studying Politics and Economics.
Hannah learnt to sail and race at Gresford Flash, one of the smallest
sailing clubs in Britain. She sails at Gresford when home from University
and enjoys coaching the juniors on a Friday night.
Hannah as a junior and youth sailor was a member of both the Welsh
and GBR National squads and received a great deal of support and training
from the Welsh Yachting Association at Plas Menai, Caernarfon. She
has raced all over the UK and Europe. For the past 18 months, Hannah
has been competing in the Olympic women's single-handed Europe class,
and finished 3rd in the UK national ranking.
Hannah has been sailing a Byte class dinghy for the past four years.
Hannah is the ideal weight and size for this boat (which is a possible
candidate class for the 2012 Olympics) and has had the most success
with this boat. She was 2nd in the 2002 Byte National championships,
she has been first for the past two years in the Inland Championships
and this year won five of the six races to take the national championship
At the 2005 World Championships on Lake Garda, Italy, problems with
the new mast looked like she might miss out on the world title but
Hannah was able to recover her position with some excellent results
on the last day of racing. She beat her close rival Elizabeth Yin
from Singapore and Hannah brought home the trophy and title 2005 Byte
Women's World Champion.
Hannah will continue to race the Byte and is looking forward to defending
her inland championship title for the third year on the run. Hannah
will be going to Croatia in August to compete in the Laser Radial
European championships before returning to her studies at Plymouth
Hannah's Family web Sailing site
Geoff Blore from Birmingham.
Geoff is an author and has lived in South Africa, Australia and
Egypt. He was born in Manchester in 1930.
War by Geoff Blore (UK)
A recent email from Geoff
Blore (UK July 2007) sets the record straight re 'Dicky Blood's
"My book, Dicky Blood's
War, is not a novel. It is a true account of my memories of
ww2 and it starts on the first day of the war and ends on the
It includes 3 years evacuation from Birmingham to Burton on
Trent and I have written it as if the reader is on my shoulder
watching and listening.
I turned it into 50 short chapters, each one about a true incident
and with a beginning and an end, like short stories, so that
children (my intended readership) could easily read. I then
put them in the right chronological order.
I believe that to teach children it's best to make the subject
entertaining and I chose humour, which I seem to have a talent
The fact that it sells best to 'oldies' like me proves that
we never really grow up in our minds and nearly 8,000 sales
It is now in over 250 schools in UK, many libraries but not
in any shops. I sell it direct to the public via WW2 re-enactment
events and craft fairs.
It is going to be turned into a full length feature film, hopefully,
Contact James at email@example.com.
James Blore (01.05.48) was admitted as a Fellow of The Institute
of Legal Executives in 1973, having studied at the City of London
Polytechnic where he gained a Distinction in Conveyancing Practice.
He is a Fellow of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen.
He worked for a major London firm as the Director of Costs and was
responsible there for all matters relating to Civil Legal Costs. He
also spent eight years as an Executive Officer for the Law Society
where he helped the Council with the issue of Remuneration Certificates.
James deals with Legal Costs issues including the preparation of
Detailed Bills and Attendance at Assessment Hearings.
His approach is Firm, Frank, Friendly and Positive. He is a keen
Scuba Diver. He is also a Musician, having spent time on the road
as a Bass Player.
He is always happy to talk to anyone who needs help with Legal Costs
He is also happy to play Bass Guitar for anyone needing a session
James has the following areas of expertise:
James works in the Portsmouth office.
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2. FAMILIES WITH BLORE CONNECTIONS IN ENGLAND
John is the backbone to all work regards the "Blores" in
London. He has covered a great deal of information and gives of his
time and information freely, which has been very much appreciated.
His own Blore descendents are from the Marylebone area.
First made contact with Tricia back in September 1998. I include her
information here as a guide to where her research lies....
"I live now in the county of Somerset, which is in the South
West of England.
My Maternal Grandmother was born in Nottingham ( Florence Blore) and
managed to trace the Blores( my Blores that is) back to a census in
my Great, great great Grandfather, Henry Blore( or Blower) appears.
around 40 years old, and born out of the county."
"When I read your email I thought your John must be one of mine.
However I can't find a John for that date, although I have a gap between
Rueben born 1838-9 and Simeon born 1845. Their parents were HENRY
BLORE and SUSANNAH (nee Saxton) both born approx. 1800. Their other
children are:- Henry b. 1826, William b. 1828, Louisa b. 1831 and
SAMUEL b. 1835. ( he's my ancestor) Samuel had a son, JOHN b. 1865,
who married an Elizabeth. I know that there
was a connection with Birmingham at some point. Mine also were from
Nottingham, although Henry b. 1800 was not born in Nottinghamshire.
I have never been able to find out where he was born."
And information from "John" through the Bl(o)or(e) Society...
And an email to Tricia from Lorna...
3. LINKS TO BLORE WEB PAGES IN ENGLAND
4. OTHER BRITISH BLORE RELATED INFORMATION