LOOKING BACK: Postcards from Derek in Australia

Derek Gardner reading his Visitor which he still has delivered to his home in Australia.
Derek Gardner reading his Visitor which he still has delivered to his home in Australia.

My Australian pen pal Derek ‘Gadge’ Gardner has been in touch again with more musings of his days in Morecambe before he moved to Hampton Park, Victoria.

Derek, now nearing his 79th birthday, still keeps in touch with two other ex-Morecambrians now living in Oz.

They are Bill Webb, who used to play football for Morecambe in the 1960s and now resides in Queensland, and Roy Phelps, who also lives in Queensland, who used to live in Northumberland Street.

‘Gadge’ also sent me a lovely 2015 calendar of native Australian birds and some cracking postcards of Aussie landmarks and kangaroos. What a man!