About JohnEdwards1
Joined August 2017
I am an English gentleman living in the South West of England
I started working as a trainee mechanic for the local bus company at the age of 14
after completing my National service in the Army and serving in Germany
I returned to England and married my fiancé whom I had loved for five years
I was put in charge of the experimental records office for the bus company
I then worked as an inspector for a company rebuilding army vehicles
after a few years, I moved to the better-paid aircraft industry building Westland’s
twin rotor helicopter, the Type192 named the Belvedere
when the production run was completed there was still work to do and I moved
to the electronics development laboratory, later Westland’s were obliged to reduce staff
in the factory so I transferred to the Bristol Aeroplane Company in Bristol as a technical engineer
I was employed in the fatigue laboratory designing equipment to stress test aircraft including the BAC 111 and the world-famous Concorde
a few years later in order to be closer to the hospital that my wife was a patient in I took a job with a local fan manufacturing company as a fan designer.
Shortly after my dear wife died of an incurable cancer leaving me with four children to bring up, including a 14-month-old baby;
In order to improve my income, I got employment with Rolls-Royce who were designing and building aircraft engines, I was employed as a technical engineer, six weeks later Rolls-Royce announced that the company was bankrupt, I have always jokingly said “it was nothing to do with me”
It made no difference to me as I was working on a military project seven days a week my task was to make sense of the designer’s requirements and apply modifications as required to the 40 engines in the Pegasus development program. To be used on the jump jet aircraft.
Two years later I was promoted upstairs to a department costing and planning the development of every engine that Rolls-Royce produced.
On the home front, I had purchased a small hotel with 10 bedrooms which I was refurbishing in my spare time, my eldest daughter had graduated from Bristol University with a BA in teaching and had gone to Australia to begin her teaching career.
Seizing the opportunity for a holiday in Australia I took my 11-year-old son on our first overseas holiday,
I took no holiday from Rolls-Royce in 1976 but I had booked the whole of December in anticipation of our Australia trip,
it’s a long way to go for a few weeks so I said to my departmental head
“When you put the holiday chart up for next year please mark me up for the whole of January"
We had a lovely educational two months in Australia but when I returned, admittedly one day late, They made such a fuss and told lies about me making prior arrangements. I was so disgusted I resigned.
Driving home in the middle of the day I resolved to turn my life around
I quickly sold my 10 bedroom hotel and bought another hotel that had 46 bedrooms, it needed a lot of renovation but it was all work that I could do myself. And it was quite close to the seafront
By 1984 my bank balance was finally in the black
Then came the recession of. 1988 and I finally sold up in 91 and retired.
Just think that is 26 years ago.Time marches on
I had built a Sinclair Z80 years ago so I spent my time developing computer programs, When the national lottery started I even wrote a program to forecast the lottery results, it did have some wins, but I did not make much money.
In 1997 I visited my son in South Africa on the occasion of his wedding to a South African girl.
I spent the next 17 years traveling all over the world
I spent 30 years as a naturist visiting many beaches in many countries
I now have 21 grandchildren and great/crandchildren and my family has spread to Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia
I am deeply concerned about the effects of climate change I have a social welfare website to help prepare people for disasters both man-made and natural
I am also an amateur inventor and have applied for several provisional patents
I am still fit and mobile despite my 86 years existence
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kdforsman Premium

Thanks so much for the follow, I'm following you back too :)

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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, John. I enjoyed reading your interesting profile. You certainly have had a varied work history and career. Welcome to my network. Thanks for following me back. As you work your way through the training, don't hesitate to ask our awesome community for assistance if you get stuck. There is always someone out there who knows the answer and will be happy to help. Best wishes for your online success.

Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?".

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back to me when you get the chance! :)
JohnEdwards1 Premium
Thank you, Kyle, for your interest, I had an idea after reading your comment on giving a bonus, how about if I offer to give my commision to a charity of their choice?
Kyle Premium
We don't allow this. The reason is there is no way to validate list, and a lot of people get really upset about the sort of offers as a result.

Offer a bonus, it will carry far more value than speculation that some sort of money will be donated to charity. If you want to donate to charity, I would recommend you do that in your own time and under your own facilities versus tying it into WA offer.
kmer6 Premium
Good afternoon to you John, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. I'm following you back.
I see you wasted no time in getting two websites up and running here at WA. I am curious to know are you the only writer of content for all those websites you have? Mercy, I sure could use some lessons from you.
I'm only 60 years young, approaching retirement at a breakneck speed. I'm here to build my online dynasty for support once I do finally retire. I look forward to working with you and hope our paths continue to cross. I wish you much success and will be following you.
JohnEdwards1 Premium
Hello kmer6 yes I put in all of the content, but I am a very busy person
best of luck on your retirement you have not long to go now.
I was lucky enough to be able to retire some 26 years ago.
It does not seem that long.
Keep up the good work.
Loes Premium
Hello John,♫Welcome! Nice to meet you ツ I wish you a lot of learning pleasure and fun on WA. Thank you for adding me to your network.

From the start, I have written training for every issue I had problems with myself. I made an addition for After The Walkthrough. Also a list of 1001 niche ideas, a checklist with 25 points to go through before you publish a post, 101 blogging ideas when you get stuck and an A-Z WA dictionary. I just love lists:) It has been very helpful to a lot of people. I just wrote my 102nd training for WA. I have categorized them in one blog you can find on my profile. It's the first website link right under “Follow me on” (click on my picture to get there). I hope to help you with those.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message or leave a comment on my profile.
Success building your business in 2017. See you around, Greetings Loes
wozzy Premium
Well, John a fruitful life you really have had. I'm sorry to tell you that there is nothing you, I or anyone for that matter can do about Climate Control.

It was downgraded from Global Warming, well the name was anyway.

Another massive SCAM.

For the last 100 years the planet has been cooling down, in fact, we are in early stages of an ice age.

Anyway, nice to meet you and thank you for adding me to your network, and all the best moving forward with WA. Mick
CraigW315 Premium
Wow! What a profile! Very impressive!
I am also amazed at your list of sites. I don't know how you find the time for them all, but good for you!
Thanks for the follow. I am following back and anxious to see what other accomplishments you will be able to share with us.
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Hello John and welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Since you joined you will perhaps have come to realize that internet marketing can be a steep learning curve.
If you do get stuck on anything then can I suggest you browse some of the 370+ blogs I have published within WA.
You have decided to follow me and I will follow you as well.
Enjoy your day.
Robert Allan
DaveSw Premium
Wow, John! You have led a really adventurous life! Congratulations on that, I am sure there have been a lot of good moments over the decades...

You have a wealth of knowledge and experience that we all can learn from. There are a few octogenarians here, and it is not surprising that all are similarly still engaged in life...

Where you are at now is where I intend on going. I think there is no need to retire, maybe just make the vacations a little longer. You are definitely going to be an asset to WA, it is so nice to have you here!

A pleasure to meet you, Sir!

Dave : )
McWord Premium
Welcome to the WA Community and thank you for following me! I’m following you back!

The community has tons of help for anyone who needs it, so don't hesitate to reach out. We are interested in our mutual success and there are plenty of people willing and able to assist!

All the best, John!!

JohnEdwards1 Premium
It was all interesting I had a great life, in fact, I am still having a great life, my grandchildren and great-grandchildren now total 20 and number 21 is knocking on the door, I will talk to you more about genealogy we have done our family tree, unfortunately, it is not quite up to date.
Cornwall. That is almost like a foreign land, I think they had done away with the passports on the borders now, I took my second wife on a honeymoon to Cornwall, I should have left her there.
All the best to Sir Timothy and congratulations.
DeborahDF Premium
Hello John, welcome to WA. Your bio is quite impressive. You should write a book and market it here at WA. You have a great writing style.
Good luck here starting out. It sounds like you are already familiar with websites so that shouldn't be a problem for you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you here through WA.
JohnEdwards1 Premium
Hi Mr labman
be careful laboratories can be dangerous places to work in. Thank you for your contact
I have a niche for you,.dog food supplies I expected you know all about that.
Ah yes, and another one protective clothing
you are doing well, but I wish you all the best.
Gkyra Premium
Wooowww...such a colorful story you have! For sure, you would become a great blogger (if you choose that path) because maybe it was a long profile description but it was sooo moving! You have great writing skills. You are in the right place. You have also your own website. Seems like you are gonna meke big buks faster you think.

Good luck,

Bentatou360 Premium
Hi John thanks for being a fan of Mother earth. It is inspiring to hear an 86 year young man speak the way you do.
I don't know if you golf. I want to share a story with you about your friend Winston Churchill.
It is said that after the war and The allies won, he had a break one week end so he asked to go hit golf balls then play.
After the club where he was going got the call, the head pro got all excited, cordoned off a section of the range and was waiting. Sure enough, lord winston showed up.
The poor golf pro put the best advice he could offer to no avail.
Winston tried hard, he just could not put the club face square on the ball.
When he had enough, he slammed the club on the ground, looked at the pro and said
" laddy, golf is a game devised by the devil played by tools ill suited for the purpose" and left. He came back a week later.
SylviaMG Premium
Hi John!

WOW! What a bio! You have quite the work record!

My fiance is a WWII Historian, airplane guy, car guy and more. I will share this with him as it will blow his socks off! lol

I have inventions that I want to do, so that life can be a better place for my family.

Rolls Royce cars are my favorite Luxury car! I would love to ride in one someday... :D