Bryden Allen's Website

Stanmore - 1986-1999

Stanmore, Sydney (age - 45-59)

Jane and I returned to Sydney and we bought a superb house in Stanmore. Rebecca and David were born. I worked at Sydney University. But I fear life continued in the same way for me. Jane and I separated. I got job with GIO in the actuarial department.
            Later I had another wonderful child (Emily) with Vinie. I just accept the way my life turns out. But most people consider me to be a very suspect person as regards marriage. And the evidence tends to point this way.


My major activity during period was mySociety of Choice”. I always find I have a lot of spare time at work - so most of this spare time at work was devoted to my "Society of Choice". But, at the end in 1996 and 1997, I did not work in order to write the whole of this large work up. I had learnt to live quite frugally and I had saved a little bit of money as well. But in fact I never worked again (I found I had enough money not to). The next 3 years then were mostly devoted to climbing (inspite of my age I found I became quite remarkably good again).

            Each of the 23 chapters of this “Society of Choice - book”(pdf) starts with a story from my life. So, if you wish to know what I was doing during this period, then you can largely simply read all these different stories.

            “The Running Set was also mostly done during this period.



Jane, Rebecca and me in front of our glorious new house



Darren, Naomi, Jane, Rebecca and Me in our new back-garden




Jane and Rebecca


Me and David















David and Me


Me and a slightly older David




























David and Rebecca


Rebecca and David

















Ben, David, Tricia, Mathew, Rebecca, Me and David at Darling Harbour



Peter, Rebecca, Vicki, David and others at Era Beach



Mine and Peter's families camped at Mt Buffalo


David and his family were there as well.




David and Rebecca playing a game of roller-blade hockey




David and Me playing



Rebecca and Me playing


We occassionally went camping in the snow


David on stilts (made by me)




























Tim, Me and Darren on a walk (while we camped at Bue Lake)

About an hour after this photo was taken, I broke my leg. I thought I could glissade

down some hard snow using a temporary ice-axe. I was wrong. I do sometimes

make a few mistakes.


Ben, Tim, David and me at the end of Wallangambe





David being invested at scouts


































Tim and family after graduating


Naomi after graduating















Me with Ted Hartley (the old bush bum)











Jill with her child

(Jill was one of my partners in the running set)


















Judy and me at a colonial ball

Judy is one of my oldest friends



Vinie took this photo of me, David and Rebecca. We were all doing part of the

Sydney coast line walk. Later Vinie and I completed the whole of this coast line walk

(taking several week-ends).


Vinie and I going to a ball


I, Vinie with baby Emily





























Emily, Vinie and Rebecca


David, Vinie, Emily and Rebecca in my old flat in Stanmore


Emily a few years later


Stephen, Emily and Me in Naomi's and Darren's back garden


Same again at a different angle



Rebecca, Me, Mum, Naomi, Darren, Emily and Tim in Mum's flat in Canberra



You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or “My Life(which introduces this major set of webpages).


My next normal webpage is "Ashfield - 2000-2014".


Updated on 15/11/2016.