John was born in Ipswich Hospital in 1943.
He was brought home to 6 Columbyne Close within a few hours and has not left the village since, except for the odd holiday here and there.
John attended Stowupland Primary School until he was eleven and then went on to Stowmarket Modern School to complete his education and left at the age of 15.
He found his first job working at ICI working himself up the ladder to a supervisory position. John worked at ICI for 37 years and was able to retire at the early age of 51.
He has moved house a few times but has always stayed in the village and is currently spending his retirement in Church Road. John is a member of the Indoor Bowls Team and, luckily for us, the History Group and is always being questioned about past village matters and the people who used to live here.
If you want to know something about the village – Ask John!