Walking into our memories – how a 6,000-mile walk around the coastline of Britain for Alzheimer’s inspired Philip Williams to set up About Me For You.

Philip started About Me For You after he completed his 6,000-mile walk around Britain’s coastline for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland, the inspiration behind our autobiography service.  In his article for Savills (The Waterfront Collection Magazine, Issue 3) he writes about his walk and how it led him to the work he does now.

You can read the article by clicking the link here and you can download the magazine by clicking on the picture below.

Philip is our interviewer and book editor.  He works with a shortlist of lighting camera operators, film editors and book designers to create your life story in a way that will be valued and treasured by your family and future generations forever.

Climbing the Seven Summits

Mark Pinnock managed to climb all of the Seven Summits at his first attempt. He talks to About Me For You about his adventure.

 

Video ThumbnailAbout Me For You make life story videos and books. The company's founder, Philip Williams, met Mark Pinnock during Philip's 6,000 mile charity walk round the coastline of Britain. These are some of the extracts from his interview describing how his Seven Summit campaign unfolded. Time - 8:12.

 

World Cup 1966 – The Reunion

Even if you weren’t there, or watching it on television, even if you weren’t born on the 30th July 1966, it’s a date etched on the heart of every England football fan. It’s the day England, at Wembley, after progressing through a tournament full of controversy, excitement and some extraordinary upsets, won the World Cup.

Inside the stadium were almost 94,000 fans. On television, the audience was 400 million. Watching it now, it seems somehow more than four decades away. It’s not just the grainy black and white film – it’s the cropped hair and short shorts of the players, the lack of logos on the England shirts – just three heraldic lions; it’s also the measured, understated commentary of Kenneth Wolstenholme, all on his own throughout the match.

The goals, when they came, produced little jumping about and no hysteria – it was more a case of a rather satisfied jig. When Bobby Moore took the trophy from the Queen and held it up for the crowd to see, he didn’t forget to wipe his hands first. It was, without doubt, England’s greatest sporting victory.

In this episode of The Reunion, originally transmitted in 2006, Sue MacGregor gathers five men – three of them players – who made that day so extraordinary.

Hat-trick goal scorer Sir Geoff Hurst, and his fellow West Ham player Martin Peters; George Cohen, known as Mr. Dependable, who played for Fulham; the man in charge of BBC television’s coverage of the match, Alan Weeks; and one of the all important admin men – the team liaison manager for the London matches throughout the tournament, Alan Leather.

1966 World Cup

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