will have to update this with a more detailed early life
Let me tell you a little (ok – a LOT) about my background and “where I am now.”
Having left school at 16 I had to take a couple of government schemes to get by in an era of youth unrest and high unemployment rates.
Having spent a year on the dole after a second government employment scheme I landed a dream (by the standards of youth) job down the coalmine. This was the best time of my life. I finally had the money to do what I wanted and grasped my new found prosperity with both hands.
I bought my first decent camera and became a freelance photographer for a local newspaper. I was photographing Sunday League football, presentations, flower shows, leek shows, fetes etc. I was being offered drinks and getting straight in to venues. With this came an almost celebrity status amongst my peers as I was getting noticed…
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