Harry was a lover of nature and the environment and loved teaching others how to identify trees, fungi, birdsong at every opportunity.
Harry was brought up in Wallsend and loved exploring the Northumbrian countryside by bicycle and recording meticulous notes on the birds he saw.
As an engineer in the merchant navy he travelled the world delighting in photographing all he saw when on shore leave.
It was on shore leave in Southampton that he met the love of his life,Barbara ,a nurse .
Before they married Harry left the merchant navy and went to teacher training college after which he built a career as an engineering lecturer in Consett and then in Glasgow and Cumbernauld