Member of Council
Kas Vice President, Trustee and active Council Member. Secretary Of Historic Buildings & Industrial Archaeology Special Interests Groups..
Particular interests mining archaeology and underground features. Wrote my dissertation on the settlement of the Darenth Valley. Whilst engaged on this project I met Peter Tester and John Caiger and was involved on several digs with them and later on the Cobham Villa dig.
I was a primary teacher, went into special education and became head of a school for autistic children. I became an advisor for Educational Technology and was very involved with the introduction of computers in education. At this time I was also responsible for gifted children in the ILEA. My final post in the ILEA was Director of support services for Teacher In-service training. When I was early retired by Mrs Thatcher in 1990 I worked for the government statistics organisation for a while and then a hearing charity for a number of years.
Within the society I have organised several conferences.
For several years I was secretary of the Kent Underground Research Group and still give talks on Underground Kent. I’m no longer an active caver as I feel that at 88 I could well be a risk to my companions.
In my final years in the society which I joined in 1954 I would like to help foster closer links with the affiliated societies