Family Photographs: Page Eleven: All About Me

This is me, Mike Barnes, pictures from my childhood, school days, the Merton Air Rifle and Pistol Club - 1982 to 1986 (and still running to this day), martial arts (Tomki Aikido) from 1986 to 1991 (to Brown Belt standard) and memorabilia from my career in Information Technology and into the retirement years. I have tried to arrange the photographs in date order, but for many of them in the 1960's I am guessing as to when they were taken and in a lot of cases where they were taken. Click on the thumbnail images for a bigger picture or more information.


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Yours Truly! Mum, Dad and Me
Romford Market 1958
On the Beach, Littlehampton?
1959 ?
Me Again !  
France 1962 On a day-trip to Boulogne around 1962 France 1962 France 1962 In trouble with the law?
These photographs date from the early 1960's and I think were taken around between 1960 and 1963.
With Nan and Grandad (Barnes)
at 35 Barringer Square
With Nan and Grandad (Barnes)
Brighton Pier ?
I'm not happy about something! I think these two photographs were taken in Bognor Regis.
Donkey Rides on a sandy beach - location unknown. Victoria Station saying goodbye to George Heath and his family - they are emigrating to Australia.
We spent some time in London - Trafalgar Square feeding the pigeons.
Mum being mobbed by pigeons in Trafalgar Square. I think I remember the coat Mum was wearing as being red in colour. This could be 1965.     My birthday party, taken at 35 Barringer Square, Tooting sometime in the 1960's, maybe when I was nine or ten, 1964 or 1965. In the first photograph I am on the extreme right and next to me is my best friend Martin Castle. The girl in the foreground is Josephine Bailey. In the right hand photo, the lad in the centre with the dark top is Derek Harris. I recognise other faces but unfortunately not their names. 
Trevor Illsley and I
School Journey 1967
Franciscan School Journey Party
(click image)
Littlehampton Crystal Palace Park? Wearing Daily Mirror Pets Club Badge
  Bec Grammar School
Blazer badge 1967 to 1972 
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for more!
St John's Ambulance Association
First Aid Certificate
December 1970
My GCE Certificate  Merton Air Rifle and Pistol Club
Founded 1982 by
myself with Tufan Alkach
& Joe Ambrosarno
Photograph from 'Airgun World' January 1984
British Championship
Hippenscombe Farm
October 1983
National Air Rifle and Pistol Association Membership Badge National Air Rifle and Pistol Association Marksman Badge
Yellow (Beginner)
National Air Rifle and Pistol Association Marksman Badge
Blue (Getting better)
National Air Rifle and Pistol Association Outdoor Section
British Association of Shooting and Conservation Membership Martial Arts Commission
Membership 1989
Martial Arts Commission
Membership 1990
Martial Arts Commission
Membership 1991
British Aikido Association
Membership Book
BAA Membership Book
Promotion Record
15th April 1986 - Orange Belt
7th October 1986 - Green Belt
5th May 1987 - Blue Belt
Windows NT 3.1

June 24th 1994
Windows NT Advanced Server

January 20th 1995
Internetworking Microsoft TCP/IP on NT 3.5
February 13th 1995
Networking with Windows for Workgroups 3.11
February 24th 1995
Mail for PC Networks v3.2 Enterprise
April 7th 1995
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
May 12th 1995
Microsoft Certified
Product Specialist
(for passing Windows for Workgroups exam)
Microsoft Certified
Systems Engineer
(for passing all six exams)
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft Certified
Systems Engineer 1995
IBM Firewall Solutions Expert
January 26th 1998
IBM Firewall Specialist 1998  My Official London Borough of Merton Staff Pass 1995 My Un-Official London Borough of Merton Staff Pass 1995
Move Over
Damon Hill !
Azlan Business Card My TechData Staff Pass 2006 Ten Years at Azlan HP Data Protector Course
October 2006
National Small-Bore Rifle Association
Range Conducting Officer Sept 2020
National Small-Bore Rifle Association
Club Instructor Sept 2020
FAA Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
August 2020
Catastrophic Bleeding Control
August 2020
FAA Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work
March 2023
FAA Level 3 Forestry First Aid
March 2023
Open University Course
Understanding Autism
Completed April 8th 2024