I was born in 1930, in Cheshire, England. Grew up in Manchester area and the edge of the Peak District. Cycled locally and in north-west Scotland.
Chemistry degree, Manchester 1952, but already wishing that I'd gone into music (later taught myself). National Service (RAF). Industrial Chemist for next 32 years (heavy chemicals).
Married 1959 to Jean: Many good years and still partners. Moved from Lancashire to South Wales 1962 - countryside and sea for ourselves & children.
Chief Chemist at cement company. Retired 1986.
We have three children and to-date five grandchildren, who are of course a source of great contentment.
Summer hobby: sunbathing and swimming nude (around local beaches or Spanish islands).
Winter hobby: Occasional efforts at music.
July 2011- The above was written some years ago for SibeliusMusic.com . It seems unlikely that my music is going to be played instrumentally, although Part scores could be produced if necessary, but I would be satisfied if a reasonable number of people would listen to my latest, Anthem, either as mp3 (free download from this site) or on You Tube. I regret that it would take two eight-minute hearings to get the shape of it.