Bob was married with two children. After leaving the Army he became a policeman, where he spent most of his time serving the people in Stoke on Trent and Uttoxeter. It was there where he was promoted to Sargent. Following his retirement he started his own business which he run successfully for some time.
After his second retirement. he did part time work at the local school in Weston Coyney where his prowess with computers was made great use of . In his spare time he decided to take up local history. The rest as they say is history.
He produced from scratch the "Coal Industry" web site site from information given to him by the rest of the team. He became runner up Stoke on Trent Citizen of the Year and was the prime mover in our group winning a Gold award from the Cauldon Collage.