Frank Williams F1
Posted by Don Scott on February 17, 2019, 2:14 pm
Watched the life story of Frank Williams last night where Jarrow got a mention. Frank was born in South Shields and spent much of his early youth with aunt & uncle in Jarrow. I discovered this some time back when I visited a museum near the Williams complex near Grove in Oxfordshire. |
Frank seems to have been a very insular, almost unfeeling, person with a one track mind...racing cars. It turns out that his totally devoted wife, Ginny, did a taped interview and wrote a book about his life which was the basis of the documentary. I find it very sad that she died some years ago and he still hasn't found the time to read it. Some parts were extremely touching and I found myself welling up a bit...getting to be a soft old b....r in my later years.