About

About the author:

Barone Carl Hopper (aka Barry), a long-term wartime evacuee; chequered youth in Fleet Street, in photography, in the early 1950s; Sapper and Nuclear Veteran of Christmas Island in the late 1950s; West End dancing instructor in early 1960s, a civilian clerk in the Press and Infomation department for the Metropolitan Police based at New Scotland Yard, mid-1960s, trained as a Registered Mental Nurse at Graylingwell Long Stay Psychiatric Hospital in the late 1960s. Qualified in Psychiatric Child Care at St James’, Portsmouth and gained a Diploma in Social Work from North London Polytechnic in 1977. Worked for over 30 years in Child Care and Mental Health, both in Hospital and in the Sussex Community as an Approved Social Worker. Widowed, he retired in 2000.

Barone has published occasionally since 1957 photographs and various non-fiction pieces (see the Archives page for some example entries). The photo of the author below is from 1957.

The Author

Please note that the Google references to Barone Hopper, an Australian Vaudeville artiste, refer to my father.