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Tim Chamberlain PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alan Dunne   
Saturday, 18 July 2009 08:59

I got into keeping tropical fish as a hobby in September of 1968, being told it’s a fad, but after 42 years find I am still active in the hobby. I joined my local club Uxbridge and district in 1969 and over the next few years my interest grew particularly with help from aquarists like Ron Forder, Terry and Doris Cruickshank and my first employer Tom Summers, who ran Hayes Aquatics in West London. My knowledge and interest in keeping fish grew steadily and while still a junior I was being trained as a C class judge for the F B A S.

I was a member of The British Aquarists Study Society and I regularly attended meetings at London Zoo.  I was one of the first members of the catfish group in West London which became the Catfish Association of Great Britain. I was a member of Thames Valley Catfish Group which is now known as the Southern Counties Catfish Rescue Society. I am also a founder member of the Southern Livebearers Aquarist Group, a member of The British

Livebearer Association and  The Catfish Study Group. From this you can see I am interested in Catfish and livebearers.

I moved to Hampshire in 1974 and joined Basingstoke club in 1975, had a spell away from the club scene whilst I was proprietor of Andover Aquatics, which I ran for ten years, iduring which time the A of A came into being.

I became a judge for the A of A in the eighties and was upgraded to a Senior Judge about fifteen years ago, at which time I became Vice Chairman of the association


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