Just a bit of my personal history,
I entered this world in the year of 1936 in the small dairy town of Harvey in the South West of Western
Australia, as my father was a mill carpenter we moved around the state quite a bit until he gained permanent employ in the
mill town of Nannup, this is where i started my schooling, eventually the family moved to the city of Perth, this is
where i first became involved with pigeons,
I met a lovely English lass who was only thirteen years old, i was sixteen when we met, five years
later we married, Janet migrated from Westbury on Trym near Bristol.
Even in my younger years i found it difficult not to get involved in comunity affairs, i became a councilor
on the Stirling city Council, a member of the state council for a particular political party i also stood for parliment for
that same party missing a seat by just over 100 votes, i was also a delegate to the trades and labour council, in between
all this we managed to have four lovely daughters, who have made us the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren.
There was also my involvement in several sporting bodies, i played cricket, Australian rules football and
basketball, in the latter two i also coached teams for a number of years, i now play lawn bowls where i am an accredited nationl
umpire and coach.
After a heart attack in the early seventys, it was decided that we should move to a much quite location
so Denmark on the south coast was the chosen town we have been here now for over twenty five years