Joe has lived in Lymm since 1949 and was educated at Statham Infants School and Pepper Street Primary School, finishing his education at Lymm Grammar School. He was well known as Lymm's 'telephone engineer' for many years and took early retirement from B.T. several years ago. Joe is married to Tina, who works as a Doctor's receptionist at one of the local surgeries. They have three grown up children who all attended Ravenbank School and Lymm High School before completing their education at University.
Joe is an active member of many local Groups and Societies. He is Secretary of Lymm Festivities Group (the volunteers who decorate the Village for May Queen and the Festival and put up the Christmas Trees) Joe has been Librarian of the Local History Society for many years and gives talks on Old Lymm to numerous local groups, even as far afield as Poynton and Leigh, enthusiastically promoting our Village. He is also a member of the May Queen working committee, helping with the preparations on the field. Joe has done voluntary work for the Royal National Institute for the Blind for over 20 years, repairing Talking Book machines and adapting and maintaining computers for the visually impaired. He as present Chairman of the Parish Council and a member of the Plans Sub-Committee, Village Hall Sub-Committee, Allotment Gardens Sub-Committee and a member of the Lymm Environment and Heritage Group since its formation. Joe is also a committee member of the Lymm Youth and Community Association and is actively involved in trying to keep the premises in Bridgewater Street for use by the whole of the Local Community.
Having lived in the Village for over 60 years, I've seen many changes (not all for the better) and feel we must all strive to keep Lymm as it should be...a friendly, thriving, bustling Community
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