Born 19 th January 1928 in Manchester was taken into care in
March 1942 spent five months in Styal cottage homes, which now
is a a Woman's prison, before being transferred to Barnardo's were
I was sent to Golding's to learn a trade. I was sent out on job at a
coach building firm in Ware Hertfordshire in February 1945.
As the war was still on they were also making extra fuel tanks for the
Mosquito Aeroplane I was forming the petrol feed pipes and the air
ventilation pipes in between putting new panels on the coaches that
were being renovated.
In the December of that year I left to go back home to Manchester
as I was nearing 18 and would be out of Barnardo's care.
I met a lovely girl Mavis at a dinner dance and fell in love at first
sight in 1956, we got married the following Easter, we have three
children and four grand children, Mark 47, Julie 45, and Alison 42,
the grand children are Mark 25, Marik and Jasmine (twins) 14 and
Cora who will be 4 in October.
I have had a few jobs over the years sheet metal worker, manufacturing
chemist, press setter operator, and the job I liked best of all sales office
contracts clerk for the last twenty years of my working life.
I love most sports football, cricket, and snooker, I also love travel,
holidays abroad and the south coast of
England. I love music, all kinds classic, pop, country and western, folk.
I suppose my favourite singer was Frank Sinatra and song
"This is a lovely way to spend a evening"