I was born and bred in Thame and I lived there for my first 23 years. I married Valerie in 1965 and we moved to Aylesbury. After nine years in Aylesbury we moved to Wykeham way Haddenham. We have had three children who all went to school in Haddenham. They are all moved out, married and I have two very lively grandsons.
I joined BT in 1959 , originally working repairing Customers lines in the Thame area. After 37 years in 1996 I accepted voluntary retirement after working in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Bedford and Oxford. I had several part time jobs in Haddenham before finally giving work up.
Moving to Haddenham was one of the best decisions we have made and all of my family have been very happy living there. Some years ago the then Parish Clerk said to me why don't you come on the council. After discussing it with my family I put forward my name and was accepted. My main interests are the local Beer Festival, Birdwatching and watching Rugby. I have been on the council for about 12 years serving on most of the committees and now I am the Chairman of the Environment Committee.