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Peter Upton's Home Page.

Welcome to my little website, which I will be trying to fill with my interests and hobbies - especially the ones not covered by hundreds of other people out there. I hope you find something of interest while you are here

This is actually the second edition of this website - my old service provider having closed down at short notice. This has given me a chance to give the website a well needed spring clean, but so far I haven't had the time to bring all the old pages up to scratch. 

The key part of my old site was a Tribute to the classic tabletop football game - Subbuteo. This proved so popular, that it had to be the first part of the site to get reposted. So currently, that site is all there is see. If you are not a Subbuteo fan, then you only have this page to enjoy at present.... 

A Little bit about me....

For the record, I was born in 1969 in Shoreham-by-Sea, a small seaside town on the south coast of England, just west of Brighton. And I'm still here, living in the same house. It was also the house my mother was born in, so you can see that there is not a lot of wanderlust in my genes.

I left school with A-levels, and worked for NatWest Bank for over ten years in a variety of branches and back offices in the local area. Not an exciting job maybe, but the people were great, and their policy of moving staff around meant that I never stayed in one office for more than three years - so it wasn't like I was stuck in the same place for years on end. The final job I had was pretty much perfectly suited to me, but sadly the office closed and the work transferred to Manchester. Not wanting to move, I became surplus staff, and got to travel the region closing other people's units. The change of scenery was very nice, and although the work could've been depressing, we were all in the same boat, so it wasn't bad. Finally, they ran out of offices that needed closing, so I was offered, and accepted, a redundancy package.

I then had about a year off, in which I attended some evening classes, produced a couple of websites, and generally had a good time. From this experience, I decided that I didn't really want to go back into a full time job. Oh, I daresay I will have to eventually, but at the moment I am signed up to a temping agency, and this suits me fine :-)

If anybody is scanning the internet looking for the average clichéd Internet user, then I'm afraid they could pick on me. I spend my spare time (when not crashed out recovering from work), playing around with my computers, reading, and making lists. Oh, and charting the Subbuteo range !!

Making lists is a curious male pastime, and you will find plenty of them dotted around the site. I am not sure how interesting lists of things are except to the person who make them, but maybe someone out there will be kind enough to  read mine. If you don't want to then it will be no great loss to you, or to me. It's not like I'm paying for this site.


Shoreham-by-Sea

My home town is a pleasant place to live. We have a beach which is sandy at low tide, a slow lazy river, and the famous Sussex Downs are just a short walk away. If you need more excitement than this, Brighton is an easy 20 minutes away, and we have direct trains to London. 


The First List. 

This is a list of my interests and obsessions. If nothing on this list appeals to you, then you're visiting the wrong web site, because it isn't going to get any better. This list is in no particular order:

But where is all the old stuff Peter??

It's coming, but at the moment all you can visit is:

Over seventy pages of information and team charts for the world's best tabletop football game, plus details of all the other products in the Subbuteo family.


Alternatively, you can pop off to visit my sister's website, which has now moved to a separate location (but I'm still running it).

Watch this space for more hobby stuff.....