I was born in 1936, just before the second world war and was evacuated to Wales as we lived near Southampton airfield which was bombed regularly. After the war we lived in Wales, where I was educated. I joined the Royal Navy at sixteen and volunteered for helicopter aircrew on Search and Rescue. I spent seven years in the RN. After that, having got married, I joined the GPO on telephone installations.
I attended evening classes to get qualifications for promotion. As British Telecom, now, I took early retirement after 34 years. We moved to Biddenham in 2006. I started to write novels as a hobby and have finished seven but can’t get a publisher. I joined the Parish Council just in 2015