• My real name is Robert Peter Gordon Miller

    So why am I called Herb?

    When I was a schoolboy at Portsmouth Grammar we were initially all called by our surnames. Being too dumb to ask each others Christian names (
    in those days we all had Christian names, even those who weren’t C of E ) we invented nicknames for each other e.g. Gasser, Blossom and Ipse.
    As I was a reasonably speedy but small cross country runner, rather than being called Dusty or Windy, they called me Mick; after Mick the Miller.

    I didn’t like it, so at the age of 13 or 14, when my best mate George Miles
    decided he’d like to be called G, I put about that I’d like to be called
    Herb – after Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.

    The name stuck. Even my parents called me Herb. So when I first started at IBM I asked for that name to be put on my badge. Many years later, when I first got a Notes ID, the P for Peter got inserted into my name. I’ve never liked it.

    And did I know about Glenn Miller’s brother in those days?
    Answer: No


    Last updated:

    September 28, 2009


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Tide Times & Heights for Langstone Harbour on
3rd December 2022
00:14 Low Tide ( 1.63m )
07:48 High Tide ( 4.37m )
12:45 Low Tide ( 1.66m )
20:18 High Tide ( 4.16m )

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
3rd December 2022
00:18 Low Tide ( 1.32m )
07:51 High Tide ( 4.25m )
12:53 Low Tide ( 1.42m )
20:22 High Tide ( 4.03m )
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