Horizontal ruler

Horizontal ruler
BIOGRAPHY - BARBARA MAY GAMMONS
Barbara as a small girl
Barbara as a small girl

Barbara May Gammons was born to Horace Victor Gammons and May Gammons in Greater Manchester in 1946 and attended the local public schools until the age of sixteen.

She met Francois Napoleon Jones when she was maid of honor for her best friend Susan and he was best man for his army buddy, David Biram.  There was a whirlwind romance and they were married within six weeks in early 1970.

They had no money and no processions and moved into a small one roomed flat in the Cheethamhill area of Manchester with just a bed and a kettle to boil water.  They were extremely happy.

  Barbra pictures/Barbara and Francois on their wedding day
Barbara and Francois on their
wedding day in 1970

Francois left his job in retail management and won a post as an industrial engineer at Cheshire County Council so the couple moved to Chester to a government owned house and Francois bought a small scooter to drive to work as they could not afford a car.  Barbara got a job as a payroll clerk with the local authority in the health service and together they saved up enough money to buy their first house in nearby Flintshire just outside Chester.  Francois made rapid progress academically by studying part time for his Institute of Work Study Practitions examinations and was promoted several times and Barbara also made progress at work.  They soon could both afford to buy a car.

  Barbara on the beach in Grees 1972
Barbara on the beach
in Greece in 1972

In 1974, Francois moved under local government reorganization to the City of Bradford Metropolitan Council and they bought a house in the countryside in Dobcross, Suddleworth just outside Oldham where Barbara’s parents lived and close to her sister Mildred’s home.  Barbara helped Francois on many of his important assignments working extra hours for him for nothing so he was able to complete projects such as the referendum.  After a number of promotions he was promoted to Principal Officer in charge of Office Automation and the couple bought a large detached house in Marsden, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

Adam Francois Jones was born on 1978 and was a healthy bouncing boy.

Sadly the couple were divorced in 1980.

  MORE LINKS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

MARRIAGES
  Barbara May Gammons
  Catherine Ann Horkan
  Laurette Engela
  Sheryll Principe Navor

CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN
  Simon Edward Harrison Jones
  Adam Francois Jones
  Ruth Francoise Jones
  Rachael Francoise Mackenzie
  Mark Francois Jones
  Jaunique Jones
  Ferdinand Napoleon Holland Mackenzie
  Winifried Francoise Annis Mackenzie
  Maria Selena Francoise Navor Jones

INTERESTS
  Literary Influences
  Film
  Collectables
  Keep Fit
  Music
  Football
     
     
  For more news stories and all the latest news, click here.  
  LATEST NEWS

THE GIFT OF
OSIRIS WINS

My New book has won the
New Generation
Publishing Prize 2013

15 May 2013
Read more

THE GIFT OF OSIRIS

NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER!
10 May 2013


The Gift of Osiris has been released and is available to download online or in paperback.
Order yours today!
Read more
FRANCOIS ON THE RADIO
AUTHOR INTERVIEWED ON THE RADIO

12 July 2010
Click here to listen to the interview
     
  For more news stories and all the latest news, click here.  




Horizontal ruler
Home Biography - About Frank Career At Home - With the Authour Books - Learn more News - All the latest News Order a Book - Online Contact Frank
Home Biography - About Frank Career At Home - With the Authour Books - Learn more News - All the latest News Order a Book - Online Contact Frank Back to Home Read more about The Gift of Osiris