I lived until the age of ten in East Africa, where my father worked for the Brooke Bond Tea Company as a Tea Planter, before coming to school in England. I graduated from Reading University, and then worked for five years in Adelaide Australia in agricultural research.
My wife Frances and I moved to Uley three years ago to be near our grandchildren. Before that we lived in Somerset for 43 years, on the edge of Exmoor, where we were both teachers, and raised three children.
I taught Science subjects at a secondary school for 31 years. I also put much energy into extra-curricular activities, which I believe strongly to be an important part of education. After retiring I was a School Governor for eight years, I helped rebuild our Village Hall with a team of volunteers, I was a Parish Councillor, and I became a keen supporter of the Royal British Legion. My main interests are Nature, Folk Music, DIY, and British History.
In Uley I have become a member of the Shop Committee, and I have enjoyed playing music with the Uley and Tabard Players, and singing with the Allsorts and Pavilion choirs.
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