When he returned home from his trips, Ted would often bring back gifts from his travels. His brother Terry remembers some of them.
“Ted always brought presents for Mum on his trips, and he bought her a butterfly tray from Rio which she loved,” he said.
“It was kept in the family and passed to Bob, then Terry. Terry passed it on to Ted on his last trip to the UK."
“Another time, when Ted came home, he brought a pineapple with him.”
“I had never seen one as it was just after the war. Mum said I could take the pineapple to school to show the teacher and the other children. Children from other classes came it to look at it.”