I was born in 1939 in a small village near Chorley, Lancashire, in the North West of England. My parents were William (Bill) and Alice (at their wedding, shown on the right).
Family Potted History 1
I was named after my father who was William and Cary Grant, my mothers favourite film star at the time of my birth, (she thought his name was Gary Grant). I have always been known as Gary by family and friends. My parents moved to Liverpool in the early part of World War II because my father, a motor vehicle body builder making wooden framed (coach built) vehicles was seconded to an aircraft building facility there were he was involved in the construction of the de-Havilland “Mosquito” night fighter-bomber (a wooden framed aircraft with a plywood skin, pictured here).
Below is my father working on a “White Lady” passenger service vehicle in the early 1950’s at the “Ribble Motor Services” workshop.
Here I am with my mother and on the right my sister Valerie Ann born in 1944 during our few years stay in Liverpool.