Having been born in Hertfordshire and growing up in North London and the Home Counties,
whether because they didn’t play in the normal blue or red or stripes but in the glorious tangerine,
mainly because at that time, the side was full of world famous International players and one of the
best league sides in the Country, I have always supported the Mighty Seasiders, Blackpool Football
Club, having been to the majority of English and Welsh football grounds, in support of my team.
In the main, I have always had my own businesses, an engineering Company, a manufacturer of very
high temperature furnaces, newsagents and corner shops, manufacturer of art and craft materials
and so on and it was always our plan to move to the Town, which we did early in 2015, so that we
could actually walk to the football instead of travelling hundreds of miles for every home game.
Blackpool has something for everybody, we wouldn’t live anywhere else and feel so lucky to live in
such a beautiful, vibrant place. Paradoxically, although it is by far the busiest seaside resort in the
country, it is also one of the most deprived areas and that is what The Blackpool Carnival is
endeavouring to help, by getting all the local community working together as one, sharing and caring
for each other and for the betterment of all but attracting thousands of visitors to the Town.
From a personal point of view, it is a great honour and privilege for me to be the Chair of such an
important local organisation which became a Community Interest Company, under my guidance in
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