From Almonds my engineering career took me to Watmoughs of Idle, Bradford, Telegraph and Argus newspaper, Hall Ings, Bradford then Pickerings Lifts of Stockton on Tees working out of their Leeds office. Gregson and Bell, Hall Lane, Bradford. Finally as an Engineer Surveyor for Municipal Mutual Insurance later to become Zurich Municipal who I left in late 1997. My electrical career had served me well.
As you will see elsewhere along the way I sampled married life three times.Patricia in 1966 who helped me produce two daughters Deborah and Gaynor. I thought we had an idyllic marraige. Unfortunatelly Pat in 1983 fell out of love with me just before my 40th birthday. I was heartbroken. Deborah and Gaynor devastated. We divorced in 1983. Because of the way I am I hold no acrimony. We are friends. I often call at her house in Baildon where I am warmly welcomed by Pat and her husband John always serves me a refreshing G n T.
I joined a dating agency, Countrywide Introductions run from Brighouse. In those days conducted by post. I went on lots of dates. Some good but mostly bad. I met and fell in love with divorcee Sylvia Coral Musgrave, 40 yo, of 20, Castle Avenue, Rastrick. Rachel and Lindsay were her charming daughters by her marraige to David Musgrave which had ended in 1980. We married on her 41st birthday 8th December 1983. Our marraige was idyllic. Sylvia died suddenly from a brain aneurysm on 10th September 1984. My world once again had collapsed.
I fell in love again with Christine who I married on 16th August 1985. We are still in love. See Marraige
In May 1998 Christine and I become the landlord and landlady of a public house in Hove Edge, Brighouse the Dusty Miller.
In 2002 I was made an offer I could not refuse and sold the lease of the Dusty. See Dusty
2002. We moved into 189, Thornhill Road, Rastrick, Brighouse bought for £55,000. We are still here. I did odd part-time jobs. A chauffeur and assistant kitchen-fitter with Jim Stewart who I had met at the Dusty Miller. In 2011 I ceased all work. Christine worked as a sales assistant at Sainsburys, Brighouse for 13 happy years.