I was born in April 1966. I am, believe it or not, a cockney - a real cockney. I was born at Mile End hospital in London at precisely 3am as Bow bells chimed. When I was three months old my parents moved to Frodsham in Cheshire so don’t get me started on Cockney rhyming slang or Del boy etc it doesn’t mean anything to me.

Frodsham was quite a good place to grow up. Castle Park, Frodsham Hill, Weaver Valley and the marshes were great places for boys to explore. Latterly with two dogs.