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1995 – The Nile Ten

Older trips are somewhat older to document, predating, as they do, digital photos and online libraries.

However, in 1995 a group of us took a trip to Egypt, cruising the ‘Nile Commodore’ from Luxor to Aswan.

I designed a ‘Nile Ten’ logo, and had T Shirts printed, and a splendid time was had by all.

The Nile Ten @ Tolfalas.com

The Nile Ten – with logo

The basis of the logo was :
Rick Watkins- an IT consultant, looking at his watch
Maureen Watkins – famous for baking exotic cakes
Sue Amos – there was a famous incident with a tea towel
Theresa Gower- who both smoked and drank
John Griffin (aka Biffo) – the videographer of the group (those were the days when cameras were cameras)
Jon Cheese – who would often do informative pieces to Biffo’s camera
Jan Cheese – a librarian , rarely seen on holiday without a guide book
Bob (yours truly) – known then, as now, for seeking out exotic beers
Val M (my good lady) – captain of the Olympic shopping team
Val Ellis – a colleague of my wife.

The Nile Ten @ Tolfalas.com

The Nile Ten

These memories are particularly poignant as, since they were taken, we have lost Maureen, Theresa and Jon Cheese.
All taken too soon and greatly missed.

The Nile Ten @ Tolfalas.com

The Nile Ten