As is evident from above I am a keen amateur radio operator, member and Past- President of Bedworth Lions Club 2007- 2009. Bedworth Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the biggest service organisation in the world.
I am a member of the Coventry Amateur Radio Society since around the age of 13, unfortunately my membership has not been continuous; also a member of The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
Involved in various aspects of the civic life of Bedworth, past chairman of the Bedworth Chamber of Trade - now the Bedworth Town Centre Association. I am involved with the local council sitting on several committees & groups. As a Lions Club member I am one of the judges of the Borough in Bloom judges looking at the excellent work of the local schools in this competition. I contribute to the work of Nuneaton & Bedworth Doorway working with homeless people.
I enjoy my vintage vehicles, currently the most interesting is a Ferguson TE20, 1947 made in the first year of production of the marque. I am a member of the Heart of England Classic transport club. With the late Laurie Jahr I was co-founder of the Advanced Motorcyclists Association - becoming an advanced motorcycling examiner. I was also an RAC/ACU examiner (badge number 906) with their motorcycle training scheme. My badges are now lodged with Coventry Motor Museum, along with several of the motorcycles I rode on a regular basis.