In a family with three sisters, I was the youngest. Whilst still at school, I was in the Scouts and church choir, and I went to Sunday school.
I did a paper round and delivered bread from a van.
I left school when I was fifteen years old and started work straightaway in a garage repairing crashed cars. I did this for ten years, and it was hard.
My favourite hobby was martial arts.
My part-time taxi driving wasn’t an art.
I was one of the last bus conductors in Leigh.
Then in 1978 I joined the police, where I stayed for thirty years.
I am now currently running two poetry groups, one in Westhoughton and another in Bolton, and I’m also the town crier.
I do poetry readings as and when requested, public or private. I just started as a radio DJ for the local radio station Howfen Radio on the internet. Needless to say, my hour is titled “Poetry Corner”. Bolton FM Radio for the last four years has requested me for readings on their Community Corner programme, which is great fun.