Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

Fred Hamilton – football games, war zones & Doctor Who

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Fred Hamilton (standing behind camera) on the job in Cyprus

A retired BBC cameraman living in Ayia Napa has worked on a massive range of shows from Last of the Summer Wine to Doctor Who. THEO PANAYIDES meets him….

The house, bought 13 years ago, is just across the motorway from Ayia Napa, far enough away to escape the racket of the tourist season – though Fred Hamilton makes it clear that Napa is “off our visiting list till about September”.

The dogs seem a little misnamed: Salt is black, while Sparky doesn’t seem very sparky, dozing near the front door (Kit-Kit the cat seems appropriate, though).

There’s an oxygen tank in the living-room – for when he gets “giddy”, explains Fred, while Marianna, his Cypriot wife of 32 years, nods sympathetically.

He apologises for his arms, which are blotched and speckled; he’s on special medication to thin his blood, and these are the side effects (he has heart trouble, and has worn a pacemaker for about five years).

On a shelf in the study, however, just behind the computer, is something that might come as a surprise to the casual visitor: Fred Hamilton’s memoirs of life as a BBC cameraman, detailing 30 “adventurous” years of filming just about everything – from football games to TV dramas to war zones.

Read more in the Cyprus Mail’s featured article.

Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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