In 1976 I was made redundant by IDC, an industrial design and construction company in Stratford upon Avon. I had met and married Beryl during my time with them, and we moved to Beverley when I was offered a job as an architect with Humberside County Council. I later became a Principal Architect and remained with the Department until the end of Humberside in 1995. After being re-located to North Lincolnshire I took early retirement in 1997.