My dad was born in Gloucester and left an apprenticeship to join up in the Second World War. During his training in Swansea, he met my mother Joan who he married in 1947. He was stationed out in the middle east and sent home Egyptian silk for my mother’s wedding dress. They lived in Swansea and had 3 children. Dad became a mechanical engineer for the council and worked there until he retired. He loved gardening and cooking and ballroom dancing with my mum. They were married for 67 years when she died.