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C Robin Woodbine Parish's Biography

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C Robin Woodbine Parish was Chairman and Managing Director of El Oro and Exploration Company.

Born in January 1950, he is the son of Major Michael Parish and Hon. Elizabeth Campbell Boot.

Parish was one of the few to make annual reports and financial statements entertaining. A read through them at the El Oro website is rewarding.

Here are a few extracts:

"The landscape itself is sadly not immune to fads, with the calamity of Kyoto reflecting John Betjeman's words 'Encase your legs in nylons, bestride your hills in pylons, O age with a soul'. The windmills that will bedeck our hills will consume huge quantities of energy in their edifices of steel and concrete and return but a trickle, whilst the impairment imparted will endure for generations."

"Vast sums are at risk over the upsurge in Bovine TB, and the verse from Proverbs 14 'where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase is by the strength of the ox' is sadly neglected."

"... the fast starting Oxford crew's attempt to take their opponents' water lead to conflict and calamity, transferring the honours to the Light Blues."

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