the Author - Phil Evans
Phil Evans - Mirage Hotel Pool, Karnobat
Hello, My name is Phil Evans, and I am the sole author of this
website and others named below. I will be aged 60 in January 2013.
in the very early 1980's, but never actually worked in programming.
My passion in life is history of all kinds, and regardless of
where I find myself I have researched and recorded events there
- both contemporary and past. This passion combined with another
- has turned my computer into a locker room full of many scores
of thousands of images spanning almost 150 years, and many unique
databases of e.g. births, marriages and deaths records.
To go back a little, I was born in the Rhondda Valleys in South
Wales and began my career as an apprentice mechanical engineer
down the coal mines. A five year apprenticeship at the time seemed
like a lifetime, so I joined the Royal Air Force in 1969.
service in Wales, Malta, Cyprus, The Maldives and the Persian
Gulf. During my three years in Malta I learnt enough of the language
the Maltese, and to this day have friends on this wonderful
I presently live in Bulgaria, where I have learnt to read the
cyrillic alphabet, and to speak quite a lot of Bulgarian. I am
here so I can concentrate on my websites, and even though I live
on a very tight budget I love Bulgaria.
When I left the RAF in the late 1970's I lived and worked on Anglesey
in North Wales, my first job being Internal Auditor for a company
that smelted aluminium. I left there after several years and retrained
as a computer programmer, but quickly retrained as an international
manager due to the lack of programming jobs on Anglesey. The job
entailed carrying products by road and rail internationally, my
title being general transport manager. I left this job to begin
my own customs clearance company and quickly built it up into the
of its' kind locally. In 1992 came 'open borders' in Europe, and
the need for customs clearance disappeared almost overnight - along
with my business.
I started work with a transport and storage company, initially
as office administration manager, and after two years in the job
was made a director. The company went from strength to strength,
and my responsibilities just mushroomed, to the point where I was
totally stressed. It was at this point that my wife and I agreed
that we should 'cut off our noses to spoil our faces', and I retired
from the job with no payout and no pension, and moved to Bulgaria.
I now dedicate my time to adding more and more content to my websites,
which is - to be very honest - financially draining, but so very
interesting to me. The Google ads that I present on these pages
helps somewhat financially towards the upkeep of my websites, and
hopefully I will be able to continue presenting history on these
websites for many years to come. Thank you for your interest.
Click on a link below to return to whichever of my websites you
UK Photos>>>>Photos of Churches>>>>Anglesey>>>>Bulgaria
Family History>>>>Rhondda Valleys
There is a totally new addition to this website with thousand of contemporary
and old photos of Churches - click here
England>>>>>> >Ireland> >>>>>>Scotland
Wales>>>>> Isle of Man>>>>>>Channel Islands
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