I attended the village
school in Kirkby Mallory until the age of 11, failed my "11plus
exam " so moved on to South Charnwood S.M .School, (1951
to 1955 ), enjoyed school, made some good friends. Left, aged
Started work as an apprentice
electrician working for Nichols & Overton, An electrical
installation company in Hinckley. The work was varied, alternating
between the domestic and hosiery and knitwear environments.
In 1958 I met Vallerie, who
was living in Burbage at the time. She was working as a Shop
Assistant at Pickerings & sons, a large Stationers &
Fancy Goods Department Store in Hinckley.
We were married in Kirkby
Mallory Church on October 27th. 1962 after which I left the village,
but never forgot it