Local Government

A Lifetime of Public Service

I have been asked to try to remember what has happened since I left school but intend to depart from that instruction in two ways. From 1942 to 1947 I was in the army but shall not deal with that period unless something in my peacetime career was strongly affected by military experience. Rather contradictorily […]

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A mardle about council work, mainly in North Norfolk (2016)

I went to school at Chase Secondary Modern Boys School, Enfield. I left there with no qualifications, just a school certificate. My very first job was 1962-66. I started work at a place called N Yeomans, in the Enfield Highway area, for about four years, basically learning the trade, because I started from scratch; I […]

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Joinery, gardening and caring – my working life 1960-1995

I was brought up in London and started work as an apprentice carpenter and joiner in 1960. I did a pre-apprenticeship course at school and that reduced the years of the apprenticeship in the building trade which was normally five years by a year. So I served four years as apprentice carpenter and joiner. I […]

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