I was born in Harpenden, Herts on 4 May 1950. I went to Roundwood Park Junior and Secondary schools in the town and at 16 started a 5 year Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship at Vauxhall Motors in nearby Luton, Beds. On completion of my apprenticeship I joined the Mechanical Drawing Office as a Design Draughtsman. I remained at Vauxhall for 22 years and since then have worked for various companies - Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, Tickford Ltd, Prodrive and currently Lear Corporation in Dunton, Essex as a CAD Design Engineer.

I am married to Gillian (Longfoot) who is a Legal Secretary and works in High Holborn, London. My two sons Matthew and Daniel both work and their biographies are elsewhere on this site. I have an older sister Janet (Holland). We all live here in Harpenden, a mainly residential town of some 30,000 inhabitants approx 25 miles from central London.

My main hobbies and interests are Golf - handicap 9, following Luton Town Football Club, Motor Sport and Local History.

    Me on holiday Aug 2000
My father is Morris Saperia who married Kathleen (Barker) from Enfield, Middlesex. He was born in Leeds on 1 Jan 1911, graduated from Leeds University as a Pharmaceutical Chemist and continued working to a ripe old age of 70! He died 1 Feb 1996. His father was Leber David who is, of course, 2nd from top of tree number 4.  
    My father with David on his 92nd birthday, Leeds 1967
On my fathers right is his sister Goldy