I started playing as a young child with the Salvation Army and joined Pittington Band shortly after its formation in 1992 to accompany my son then aged 10 some 20 years ago now. I hope to continue playing for enjoyment, I especially enjoy all aspects of the annual brass festival and the diversity of music. I am interested in walking especially in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland Coast. I enjoy Jogging and for my sins I am a Season Ticket holder for Sunderland Football Club. I play the piano and like to travel abroad, but most of all I love spending time with my family and friends, my beautiful grandson Lucas always brings a smile to my face.