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Robin Welch

Born in Bristol as World War Two came to an end, Robin Welch, allegedly the grandson of the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's ‘Tailor of Gloucester', John Prichard, has had an exciting life, travelling to many parts of the world and living and working in Europe and Africa during a time of great social and technological change.
In the sixties, Robin took advantage of the free educational opportunities in the UK and went to grammar school, college and Bristol University, graduating in 1969 and beginning his career by teaching at Bristol primary schools, lecturing in French to adults and selling life insurance.
Keen to see more of the world, with ambitions to work overseas, he worked in Botswana and South Africa and moved from influential positions in education to senior positions in Africa and worldwide in the fast-developing TV businesses, particularly in the field of acquiring coverage of sporting events.

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Author, Robin Welch, born in Bristol on election day July 5, 1945, has had an enthralling life full of personal, historical and professional experiences in many parts of the world. A grammar school boy, who experienced the sixties in the UK, played rugby in France, taught in Bristol and became an in-service inspector of schools in Botswana where he published the successful Macmillan Bolewsa Readers for the local primary schools.
His paternal grandfather, John Prichard, was a tailor in Gloucester, and is alleged to be the model for the Beatrix Potter classic, The Tailor of Gloucester. Unlike John Prichard, Robin did leave Gloucester and worked in education at various levels in Africa before entering the world of television and starting Africa's first pay TV channel in South Africa and later introducing sport as a valuable pay TV item.
Robin went on to work in Japan, Australia, the USA and Europe, advising on the establishment of pay TV channels, becoming a boxing promoter, a director of Leeds United, contracting many sports deals, and meeting many famous sports personalities. At the age of seventy-five, he is still involved in the TV sports business.
This book should intrigue all those post-war readers who thought of leaving, or did leave the UK in the 1970s for better opportunities throughout the globe.