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 Meet the team 

Captain Carelli in Bb minor
Angus Ager

The website has been put together by Angus Ager and the history researched by Geoffrey Ager. We are second cousins with the same great grandparents of Henry Gordon Ager and Hannah Callaway. We met each other while researching our ancestry. Using his computer expertise Angus has designed and produced this website using information Geoff has supplied from his extensive genealogy research. We both share a love for Country Rock music and rugby.


Technical guru

I am a Scotsman living on the Isle of Wight. I am now retired, but I worked most of my life in the field of RADAR.
After graduating with a Maths degree, I moved from Edinburgh to Leicester to work on RADAR research with Marconi. Five years later, I moved to the Isle of Wight to work with Plessey and have been here ever since.
I did have a five year break during my working career and ran my own computer software business writing utility programs for the home computer market. 
I've always been interested in playing sport, but around the age of 40, I got well into triathlon. My crowning glory was becoming the Isle of Wight vets champion. At that time I also ran three IOW marathons, the notorious 7 hills IOW mountain bike challenge and the Sandown to Shanklin pier to pier swim. (more details and some pics in "Achievements" section.
I have been married twice and have 4 children from my first marriage.  I was divorced in 2002 and am now married to Sue, who is a great inspiration to me. She is our quality control manager and ensures that the site is legible and easy to follow.


Regarding my family history, my father is English and was brought up in London. My mother's father came from the Shetland Islands and his ancestry can be traced to Robert the Bruce and even further back, to the Vikings. 
I am very interested in anything to do with computers, sport or music. If you have anything notable, in any of those areas, please let me know.


Ancestry Research boffin

I was born in 1950 at Carshalton in Surrey. The local parks and landmarks of the ‘village’, formed memorable parts of my childhood and youth.
I trained as a graphic designer at the London College of Printing, Elephant & Castle between 1971-74 and worked for a period in London, before moving to Oxford in December 1976, where I worked as a graphic designer for Pergamon Press and the infamous Robert Maxwell. ‘Cap’n Bob’ once personally handed me a fiver for a book cover I’d designed ... it’d probably be worth a fortune today, but I spent it!
In October 1977 I was seriously injured while playing rugby for Pergamon and had to be stretchered off the pitch, as I was completely paralysed. The C6 spinal cord injury resulted in a stay of six months at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury. After rehabilitation, I was lucky enough to be able to walk, although I retained a degree of permanent disability. 
Later, at Pergamon I became Design Studio manager and worked closely with Cap’n Bob’s son Ian Maxwell, on a couple of his projects. In 1989, shortly before Robert Maxwell’s and Pergamon’s demise, I changed employment and worked for Oxford Designers & Illustrators (then known as Oxprint, a company specialising in educational book design). ODI was very pleasantly sited beside the Oxford Canal at Aristotle Lane. I retired from ODI in 2015 and now enjoy researching family ancestry, reading and being lazy.  
Previously divorced, I married my wonderful wife Laurie in 1995 and we intend to live happily ever after!

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