About Me

About Me

  • Ian to his friends - born 23rd May 1951 - A Tuesday - At Exmouth in Devon.

  • Typical post war baby - not much to eat - Just a poor boy from a poor family - Parents in Royal Navy during the war.

  • One sister Penny - Educated at Bramdean School Exeter and Kelly College Tavistock, Englands major minor public school.

  • Left School in 1969 and started work for English China Clays in St Austell Cornwall.

  • Starting salary - £14 per week and had to pay £8 per week bed and breakfast.

  • First car - Green mini van - First female conquest

  • Messed up all his Surveying exams by correspondence so enrolled at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1972 to study Urban Land Administration - Turned 21 that year.

  • Failed to see Humble Pie in concert that summer at Southsea Pier Hall as someone telephoned a bomb warning just as Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton were about to take the stage.

  • Messed up all his Urban Land Administration exams - left Portsmouth Polytechnic and went off to London to seek fame and fortune - 40 years later found fortune but fame is still waiting round the corner!!

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