The Gerrard Chronicles 2011

Best Wishes for the Season


Avis Saltsman & Ken Baldry

The 'card cover' to the left , the Fuorcla da Tasna,
just about sums up the first part of our year.

Links to the other pages...

Aunt Win's obituary

Maude's obituary

Ken's tax return

Campaign Trail

Traveller's Tales

Last year's Newsletter

Next year's Newsletter...

Avis, Ken & Family

For sad reasons, this year's index page has a grey background instead of the usual.


This happened on Sunday 12th December 2010 at her nursing home, "The Willows" at Shepshed. She was 94 & a full page of pictures & an obituary are on this link. A horticultural scientist, she had built the World a better tomato & lettuce, among other things.


This shocking event happened on New Years Day in the early hours of the morning. Jason had taken her to UCH &, according to their lawyer, everything was done according to the book. When we had last seen her, on December 22nd, she seemed perfectly well & full of beans. The inquest was delayed until July 22nd. More on this link.


On December 4th 2010, Ken had a hernia operation at Barts, which fixed the problem but he was chucked out a couple of hours after he woke up & had to stagger five paces at a time through the snow to our neighbour Philip's car (bless him). However, a couple of days in bed & he was getting back to normal. Actually, it hurt more after than before but by April, he was pain-free.


On September 6th, Avis went in to UCH for what Ken had euphemistically called a Lady's Plumbing operaion, actually dealing with a prolapse. There is a new technique involving putting a string bag round the bladder & tying it to a bone. She had to wait until the appropriate team had assembled. They did keep her in for 2 days but see Travellers' Tales.

Next page is Win's Obituary Page

Contact: Ken Baldry or Avis Saltsman, 17 Gerrard Road, Islington, London N1 8AY +44(0)20 359 6294 or e-mail him or her This page's URL: Last revised 1/4/2012
The Gerrard Chronicles published by Ken Baldry & Avis Saltzmann 17 Gerrard Road Islington London N1 8AY ┬ęKen Baldry & Avis Saltzmann 2011.
All photographs & text Avis & Ken Baldry except where credited. Published using Adobe Go-Live CS on an Apple Mac G5 with Nikon 5400 & Panasonoc TR5 images and Canon LIDe 50 & 7400 scanned images.