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, school governor at Grange Moor Primary School, and am actively involved in the Merseyside Transport Trust and Dewsbury Bus Museum.