A little of my background
I am not an Essex man having moved from North London to Dunton in 1952. My mother and father lived at Dunton until my father died in 1996 and then my mother lived the rest of her life in Laindon.
In 1966 I married a real Essex girl born in Laindon and apart from the first four years of our marriage we have lived in Laindon.
I trained as an Electrical Engineer with the London Electricity Board and after a couple of other jobs in London I took up a post with Essex County Council in 1975 as an Electrical Building Services Engineer, looking after their properties in the Basildon, Brentwood, Billericay, Pitsea and Wickford areas. I continued working with the County and their Consultants until 2001 when I Joined Essex Police as the Head of Engineering and finally retired in 2009.
I have many interests including Walking, Family History, Local History, Photography, Canals, Computing, Energy Conservation and the Environment.