Who I am...

I was born in the mill town of Radcliffe, near Manchester, in Lancashire, England, in 1956, growing up until aged 14 in East Street.
East street, Radcliffe
The 'Parish' school I went to school at Radcliffe Hall Primary School (commonly known as 'The Parish' school) from 1960 to 1967; to Stand Grammar School, Whitefield, from 1967 to 1974; to Bolton Institute of Technology from 1974 to 1978 (Now The University of Bolton).

I worked in my spare time during my student years at Ellinson's, a small weaving company. You walked through the door and you stepped back in time at least 50 years - subsistence wages, dangerous machinery, deafening noise and dust.

I joined Marconi Space and Defence Systems in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1978. I worked at GEC-Marconi, which became BAE Systems, Underwater Systems Division, in Waterlooville, Hampshire, until  November 2007.  I then worked at Meggit Avionics in Fareham, Hampshire, until the end of 2009.

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Author: Martyn Arnold
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