The Broad Family Video Collection
The Broad Family Video Collection

 Broad Family Videos 1986

By 1986, I had acquired the latest hand-held video recorder had  the quantity and quality of films available was better but much of the family enthusiasm for being filmed had waned and so, to be honest, had the author's enthusiasm! Therefore, the number and length of videos recorded in this year is less, but the ones that were taken are the more interesting for it; representing, as they do, the development of the children

Here are some videos, still unedited  of my family life in 1986. Again, outings predominate and this year's entries detail the completion of 'The Creation of The Hayling View'; an edifice I built by buying two adjacent riverside houses (Nos 6 & 7 Willow Close, Little Paxton) which, together with a group of leisure plots I also acquired, was formed into a 6-bedroom mini-mansion with swimming pool, inside conservatory Koi Carp pool and riverside full-sized games lawn for tennis, bowls and croquet. Creation of The Hayling View

I had by now invested  the money that I had raised from the disposal of my Comart Group of microcomputer companies to Kode International PLC and I had finished the voluntary year I had dedicated to Directing the trade association I had previously founded, The British Computer Manufacturers' Group. 

Now boating and collecting had become my major pastimes and I was starting to do more research and writing about family and local history


Family pictures in the new Playroom 2nd February 1986 

Debbie and friends playing Friday 14th March 1986   

Della speaking and walking Friday 14th March 1986 

The Hayling View Completed Thursday 17th July 1986 

Weekend visit to London and the Zoo 1st October 1986