1950 Born in Leeds.
Having survived school through 'O' levels, left halfway through the sixth form to become a taxidermist.
1968-1970 Carnegie UK Trust / Museums Association Taxidermy Bursary at Bolton Museum.
1970 Further training at Leicester Museum where was greatly helped by working with Dick Hendry and being able to observe the late Ted Williams working.
1970-1971 Taxidermist at Bolton Museum.
1971-1972 Natural History Technician at City Museum in Sheffield.
January-March 1972 Spent visiting museums in Germany and Switzerland. Very impressed.
1973 Appointed Natural History Officer for the North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service.
1983 Joined at North Western Museum and Art Gallery Service by David Weatherley.
1990 Gained valuable recognition for the art of taxidermy and awarded MBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to Taxidermy.
Above is cribbed from volumes 14 and 20 of the Guild's Journals.