Marriage to Joan, in 1952, was long-lasting and happy. It, and two children – Gillian and Geoffrey – didn’t hinder Harry’s blossoming rugby career. Amidst excellent reviews and plaudits, Harry shone for Hartlepool Rovers, Durham County and the North of England. Above all, however, Harry was a caring family man. Son Geoff says, “He was a good Dad – he took us places and did ‘stuff’.” He took his family caravanning and the Lake District was a favourite destination where the family readily tackled various ridges and summits.
U-umlaut is more common in Old West Norse in both phonemic and allophonic positions, while it only occurs sparsely in post-runic Old East Norse and even in runic Old East Norse. Compare West Old Norse fǫður (accusative of faðir , 'father'), vǫrðr (guardian/caretaker), ǫrn (eagle), jǫrð ('earth', Modern Icelandic: jörð ), mjǫlk ('milk', Modern Icelandic: mjólk ) with Old Swedish faður , varðer , örn , jorð and Modern Swedish örn , jord , mjölk with the latter two demonstrating the u-umlaut found in Swedish.