I was born in Wivenhoe, Essex in 1944 and my school time was spent at Eastward School in Colchester. On leaving school at the age of fifteen and a half (in 1960) I joined the Royal Air Force as a boy entrant apprentice and remained in the RAF until 1989.
My wife and I liked Bury St. Edmunds when we were stationed at Honnington, so that was a choice of ours to settle down and purchase a house there.
My employment on leaving the RAF was at St. Edmundsbury Council as a building surveyor and I am still employed in this position on a part time basis.
I have been a member of Upbeat for eight years after having a triple bypass. I have found it rewarding as I am able to assist the heart patients whilst maintaining privacy and supporting the nurses and fitness crew. I have recently joined the Upbeat committee to give support in promoting our cause and will always provide 100% effort in all my duties assisting the heart support in Suffolk.