Within Southwell we have a number of ex Northamptonians
including another one from Trinity High and at least two former Cobblers fans.
I have been married for 35 years to Lesley from London and we
have two boys and a girl. One is an I.T. Manager, one is a Solicitor and
the other one works for a local electronics firm. All are now married and
surprisingly enough have settled into the Town and all live with a half mile
radius. We now have four grandchildren. In addition, my wife and I have adopted an elderly German
Shepard dog called Alice who is in poor health and needs much TLC.
I was lucky to have the opportunity to retire at 50 in 1996
having worked in the Electricity Industry for 34 years since leaving school. All
rather boring and sad but plenty of share options and a generous pension scheme
has allowed me to hang up my boots at 50 and settle down to my favourite hobby
of being a 'beach bum' but without the beach bit. Just for the record I
spent my time in Personnel and Finance Management, Project Managing the
development of IT Systems and latterly Business Consultancy.
My lifelong passion for football continues and despite
attempts wherever and whenever we have moved, to become a Leicester City fan, a
Coventry City fan, a Notts County fan or even a Notts Forest fan, none has
really worked and I remain committed to the Cobblers.