I was born in Liverpool in 1959, and lived in Halewood Drive, Woolton. From 1964 until 1971, I attended Woolton County Primary School in Out Lane, Woolton. Then from 1971 until 1977 I went to the Liverpool Blue Coat School.
From 1977 until 1983 I worked in the South Division Schedules Office of Merseyside Transport, located at 24 Hatton Garden until 1981, then at Prince Alfred Road depot.
From 1983 until 1987 I drove buses at Merseyside Transport's Green Lane depot. From 1987 until 1989 I drove for Amberline Coaches and Liverline, whilst running a driving school (for cars), then I left Liverpool for pastures new..... Since 1989 I have been driving at Dewsbury Depot for Yorkshire Buses, taken over in 1997 by Arriva.
In 2007 I was baptised into the Christian faith, and I now live in a 19th century miner's cottage in the village of Grange Moor, near Dewsbury. I have five children - ages 36, 33, 29, 12 and 10 - as well as a total of five grandchildren. I am secretary of the Liverpool Blue Coat Brotherly Society, youth worker at Staincliffe Baptist Church and am actively involved in the Merseyside Transport Trust and Dewsbury Bus Museum.