I am 75 and have been writing every month since 2006 for The Searcher, a monthly magazine published in the UK and devoted to the hobby of metal detecting. In 2012 I was appointed Assistant Editor. I have also served time as an administrator on a couple of metal detecting forums. As far as I know, the latter is my only esoteric foray into masochism and self-flagellation.
You will find regular posts about metal detecting matters on here, but perhaps the approach is different to what you might expect; I will occasionally talk about other subjects that take my fancy. Unfortunately I don’t actively detect now because I’m decrepit and can’t manage the physical exertion.
Managed to pull off the biggest fraud of my life when I successfully taught English language and literature to Buckinghamshire children for a period totalling 40 years. Previous to that I had been working as a colliery electrician in a Durham County mine repairing coal-cutting equipment, replacing light bulbs and fixing electrical faults in colliery houses.
I have been married to Lynda (often referred to as Mrs John) for 47 years, begat two children, a boy and girl, have three grandchildren and live in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.
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