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Why Purley ?

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This is a story of generations and life in Purley

My Name is Chris Ellis, I was born in Purley so was my father, my grandfather lived there most of his life and my great grandfather spent his last years there. I always wanted to write something but not about myself, although I have been very lucky and done so many interesting things I did not want it to be an autobiography. In 2015 returning from a trip to Dublin I sat next to a lovely lady on the flight home, she was a TV producer and for some reason our conversation turned to my life involved in radios, I asked her to tell me when to stop and to my suprise she wanted to hear more. She said people would be interested in my memories, I should write a book. This is as close as it gets.