This is the website of Phil and Miriam Banting of Stirchley, Birmingham, England
"The Internet gives everyone with nothing to say the opportunity to say it"
|Phil's blog||La Voz de Don Felipe|
|Daily photos||A photo each day posted on Twitter|
|Phil's family tree||Roots in Hampshire, Southwark and Staffordshire|
|Miriam's family tree||Roots in Staffordshire and Germany|
|Total eclipse 1999||While thousands of Britons huddled under umbrellas on Cornish beaches, we headed east in search of the sun|
|Road runner||Phil enters the 2010 Birmingham Half-Marathon|
|Road runner 2||Back on the road: the 2012 Great Birmingham Run|
|Road runner 3||Yet another half-marathon: the 2013 Great Birmingham Run|
|Useful links||Frequently visited sites|
|Email us!||Our address is mail at banting-family dot org dot uk|
The photo was taken in Utrecht, Holland, in July 2011.
That's Phil on the left... I formerly worked as an electronic (software) engineer for an aerospace company, and took early retirement in 2015.
Miriam is also retired, having been a nurse and then working in health-related research projects.
In between are Adrian (left) and Martin. Adrian's many interests include literature, which he studied at university in London. He is now doing a PhD. In July 2012 he entered into an Islamic marriage with Sumaya.
Martin is at the "bright" end of the autistic spectrum - bright enough to complete a degree in Graphic Design in London in 2015.
We are active members of Christ Church, Selly Park, Birmingham. We are especially involved in:
Phil is a volunteer for Stirchley Baths, having given numerous tours of this Edwardian building now beautifully restored as a community hub. The Baths is a great venue for the monthly Stirchley Community Market of which Phil is a steward, and the Baths heritage programme also provided the inspiration for Stirchley History Group.
We are members of the the Liberal Democrats supporting its local campaigns.
Miriam is a member of Phoenix Singers, a large choir who give concerts several times a year and also go on annual tours which we both enjoy.
And at pretty well all these venues and events, Phil is taking photos!