Graham Barlow

It is with great sadness that we are posting to inform you that our father, Graham, has suddenly passed away at his home in Edinburgh this past week.

The service will be held at Seafield Crematorium, Edinburgh on Friday 23rd September 2016 at 3pm. 

We appreciate that most of you will be unable to attend but we felt sure that our father would like you to know.

Should you wish to attend, would you please contact us so that we are able to estimate numbers by email to graham@cathayclassics.co.uk as we will be checking this email account periodically.

The future of this site depends on someone volunteering to take over the roll of webmaster.  If anyone is interested in keeping the site going send an email to graham@cathayclassics.co.uk and we will be in touch.

With kind regards

Graham's Daughters;

Gail Simcock, Gillian Stewart & Tania Buckingham



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Graham 22nd Dec '15


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I will not be updating the contents of Cathay Classics on the Orange FTP as it's just too hard. What I've done is added a re-direction command to its Index page so that if you access it you will be re-directed to cathayclassics.co.uk although you probably won't know it. How to tell is that you will still see those annoying adverts at the top of the page. You will not see these if you go directly to www.cathayclassics.co.uk from your browser. Does that make sense, I only understand a modicum of it as it was actually a mate who did the hard bit, computer pygmy, as I am.


Please take note of the following:

The site was originally hosted (and still is) by Freeserve. Freeserve begat Wanadoo who have now begat Orange. I don't know what is going on but, it has become an increasingly "pain in the butt" trying to upload to their site. It's taking me up to half an hour compared to the second or so to upload to another host which I personally pay for, (didn't you know).

For this reason, you may find that I will ditch the "Orange" site soon, unless they mend their ways.

So, Please, Please, Please, get used to my "Streamline" site (that's what the company is called. The address is:


Also, if you log on to this site, you will not be pestered by annoying adverts. 

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If you, like me, are starting to sit a bit closer to your monitor, you will be glad to see that I have increased the size of the fonts in new articles. Couldn't be advancing now could it?

48 Welcome Peter Bannister. Also some new from the same and  Hughie Hawkins

47 Welcome Ron Jeffrey - Contacts page

46 New book by John Warham - News page

45 Queensland update from Ron Wyldbore - see News.

43 Wings of Destiny - Charlie Page - Articles

42 Deccan Odyssey - Travel

41 Welcome Peter Lane - Contacts

40 A Passage to India Pt 6 - Travel

39 A Passage to India Pt 5 - Travel

38 A Passage to India Pt 4 - Travel

37 Welcome Bob Scott - Contacts

36 A Passage to India Pt 3 - Travel

35 Global Finance Crisis - News

35 A Passage to India Pt 2 - Travel

34 New aircraft for the RAF - Articles

33. A Passage to India - BJ Travel

32. Foggie's Computer Seuss - Humour

31. Beware of Chat Sites - Articles page

30 BJ's A Quick Fix - Travel page

29 Alan Miller - Articles page

28 Simon's progress - People page

28 Red Arrows - reply from Tony Blair

27 F22 Raptor from Dave Baker

26 Brian & Anne in and around Whistler

25 Eulogy to Mike - People page

24 Miller's Musings - Fred - Articles page

23 Red Arrows - End Of An Era - News page

22 Celebration of Life - Mike - People page

21 Mike Hardy - People page

20 Welcome John Williams - email in Contacts page

19 Welcome David Baker - email in Contacts page

18 Looking for Stephanie Grimstead - News page

17 Welcome John & Patricia Box - email in Contacts page

16 Seasons Greetings from a number of you

15 Nature's Gallery by BJ - Travel

14 Thumbnails in Articles and Travels now display correctly

13 Diagrams in The Big Picture - Articles Nov '05

12 Nov '06 The Great Cure-All

11 Nov '06 Remembrance

30 Oct '06  Richard Marsh's eulogy to his Dad.

26 Oct '06  "People" page Details of Norm Marsh's funeral arrangements.

27 Oct '06  A rather thoughtful article on Norm Marsh written by Dave Smith.

21/09/2016 Lost contacts - "People" page

21/09/2016 Travel - Web Site

26/02/2004 Addition of ARTICLES and HUMOUR

23/10/2006 How to forward an email - See the Articles page.


New additions from my faithful and dedicated correspondents from Down Under, Brian Bawcombe and Alan Miller.

In the Travel section you will find a highly informative and interesting series of articles by Brian Bawcombe on his current trip form Hong Kong to Europe by train. Naturally accompanied by wife Anne.

My thanks to them for the articles.

In the Articles section you will find a very amusing series by Alan Miller.

Try the Humour page for a cynical view of the Strine language and the girly bats of Angeles City.

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