I started my apprenticeship in 1970 at Burton College & Drakelow Training Centre (my base station was Spondon).

When I left the C.E.G.B. I worked for Boots the Chemist at Nottingham (an Engineer at their Manufacturing Plant) for 2 years, Merchant Navy for 1 year, then returned to Boots (just completed 30 years). Boots have been through many changes over the years.