A Cumbrian Lad
Chapter 1 The Early Years
Growing up in Cumberland after the war
Like father like son!
Chapter 2 A Good Old-Fashioned Apprenticeship
Training to be a skilled instrument mechanic at Sellafield
So many people to thank!
Chapter 3 Wear the Queen's Uniform with Pride
Eight years of tremendous excitement in the Air Training Corps
Chapter 4 Reaching For the Sky
Earning my pilots wings through a Royal Air Force Scholarship
A schoolboy's dream!
Chapter 5 I'm the Gaffer
Leading a skilled team at the Sellafield Atomic Energy Plant
Still a lot to learn!
Chapter 6 Africa Here We Come
The cradle of mankind, primitive and unforgiving
The silence of the bush is deafening!
Chapter 7 Broken Hill, Zambia
Working a lead and zinc mine that is as old as the country is new
Chapter 8 Living on Half a Loaf of Bread
Starting my first company and it's on the Congo border
Where is that silver teaspoon!
Chapter 9 A Tough and Dangerous Year
Working a 7-day week after the Mufulira mine disaster
I hope the lights don't go out!