Hi my name is Peter Ormerod. I left the big valley in 1974 to join the Royal Navy. Big mistake, the grass is not always greener. Maybe I'm getting a little sentimental as my grandparents have recently passed away, both in their 90s and married for over 70 years, where do you find that these days? My mum and dad, God bless them, you could not wish to meet nicer people, still live in Bacup. Not sure if you want to call me an ex-pat as I only live in Scotland, the countryside is wonderful it's very much like the valley but on a larger scale. Can anyone remember the ambulance hall in Bacup? A great night out, the owner was called Pip, an old guy but he knew how to entertain, I believe he retired to Spain. It was never the same after he left. There are special people that i remember - Peter Brown, Derick De-ath, Jimmy Thomas, Howard Halstead and Susan Parker (I must have been mad to let her go). If your name is not on the list don't worry, I've got loads of people i remember and too little space to print. Anyone who sends an e-mail i will reply. If you need information about Scotland, especialy about Monroe's (that's my hobby) feel free to contact me. The boring bit, i work as an engineer for Scottish Gas so if you need your boiler servicing call someone else. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org - would love to here from anyone who knows me or my parents, Anne and Melvin.