Member of Council
Born in Kent, lived in Orpington and Longfield, schooled in Sidcup and studied as a mature student at the University of Kent obtaining B.A.(Hons) and M.A. degrees in History.
I have a long-term interest in history in the widest sense and, since joining the Society, have become very aware of the special history of the County of Kent. I worked for the Port of London Authority, then as a local government work and method study engineer. After university I joined the civil service until retirement.
From my work experience I bring a diverse set of skills to the Society that I have used as a Trustee, Council member, Assistant Librarian and as a member of the Library Committee. These include asset security, risk assessment and project management. I am a member of the Transcription Group where I can follow an interest in historical documents and latterly I have been involved in archaeological finds cleaning, preservation and interpretation.
My interests outside the Society include war and politics in the 20th century with particular reference to aerial warfare and the intelligence community, campanology and the restoration and riding of vintage motorcycles.