At the time of creating this web page I am 63 years old. I was born in the east end of London, just a few years after the end of World War 2. I was fortunate, given the fact that the east end was hardly an affluent area, to have a very happy childhood. Although I have a sister, she is 11 years older than I and so effectively I grew up as an only child.
A grammar school education up to the age of 18 led on to a teacher's training course at Alsager College in Cheshire and the beginnings of a career in the classroom.
This was interrupted after less than two years by my cousin Peter Connew, who had been working as a designer with the Surtees F.1 team, inviting me to become involved in the construction of a Grand Prix racing car, the story of which you will find on the pages of my IMAGES website.
When all that came to an end I moved up to Anglesey, North Wales in 1978 and have lived here, the last 26 years with my wife, Heather, ever since. During that time I have worked as a ceramic tiler and also taught Handicrafts etc in a secondary school in Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
I am now retired and if you read further down this section you will see what has happened to me in the last year. Sadly, my dear wife passed away on 23rd September 2011 and I decided to move my furniture, my toys and myself to Malta to live, permanently. I became a resident of that lovely island on December 6th 2011. However, circumstances change and for many reasons that I won't go into now, I made the decision to return to England so since May 2014 have become an Essex boy, living in one of the prettiest towns/cities in England - Chelmsford, and now, I'm 66!