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Stepping-Stones towards an Autobiography (with illustrations by the author)

ISBN 978-0-9535125-9-1

Frank Bayford


Frank Bayford was born in London in 1941. He was educated at the Grammar School, Enfield, and then went on to study pharmacy (1961–64) at Portsmouth College of Science and Technology.

Most of his professional career was spent at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, where he was for many years Head of Pharmacy and also Guest Lecturer in pharmaceutics to the medical and nursing staff. He took an early retirement from the Health Service in 1988. He was a founder member of the Chase Farm Hospital Archive Group, and his book Memories of Chase Farm was completed in 2017.

He is a member of the British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors, and has written over 100 works, ranging from solo piano pieces to orchestral items.

His interests include history, gardening, Scotland, old churches and photography. Many of his slides form the basis for the talks that he gives about places in the British Isles.

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  Author Title
Frank BayfordDispensing Notes
Stepping-Stones towards an Autobiography (with illustrations by the author)
ISBN 978-0-9535125-9-1
# Author(s) Chapter
1Frank BayfordAuthor’s Note
3Chapter   1: Early Memories, Influences and Musical Interludes
4Chapter   2: Tottenham and Portsmouth
5Chapter   3: To Chase Farm
6Chapter   4: Post from Kent, with an Holstian interlude
7Chapter   5: Updates
8Chapter   6: A new hat, labelled ‘Critic’
9Chapter   7: Compass
10Chapter   8: Matters Fingerprintable
11Chapter   9: Finding the Hebrides
12Chapter 10: The Sight of Silence
13Chapter 11: A storm, ‘retirement’ and new horizons
14Chapter 12: Staying Put
15Chapter 13: Welcoming Routine
16Chapter 14: A Welcome for Queen Anne, in celebration of EChO four centuries later
17Chapter 15: Rehoming thylacines and takahes
18Chapter 16: Cloud-watching at sunrise
19Chapter 17: Paths, by-ways and cul-de-sacs on the way to a Symphony
20Frank Bayford – List of Compositions

Catalogue code: FM205Published: 4th July 2017
Entry last updated: 4th July 2017