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About meSteve was born in Stratford, a tough east end area of London, at the end of the Second World War.

He was the only child of Ken and Doris, who were serving in the Royal Engineers and the W.R.A.C. respectively at the time.

Steve has been married to Linda (whom he first noticed in a Sunday Newspaper) posing as a pin up girl. Amazingly they were introduced at a football social dance where they fell in love and eventually wed having two children (Kellyanne and Jon) some five years later. They now live in a small rural village in the heart of the Essex countryside.

Life for many children after the war, whose parents worked most days and long hours, was a lonely one and they roamed the streets left to their own devices, living on their wits and street smarts. Steve being a sensitive boy did not cope so well, always trying to impress by clowning around, doing outrageous attention seeking antics, rather than sensible career or life enhancing acts.

Going nowhere, with confidence and self worth deteriorating, the pressure built, depression set in and Steve turned to alcohol coupled with prescribed drugs (valium). This created an identity crisis within, finally ending with Steve being admitted to a psychiatric ward. This seemed like the end, but strangely it was the beginning for him. Here he found people understood and would listen to his problems.

Greater benefit was gained when hearing the stories of other people’s experiences of depression with all its denial, bizarre and anxious thoughts and feelings.

New experiences now began to happen for Steve as he finds the courage to change his life; moves on to a new career, caring for the disabled; supports Alcoholics Anonymous groups and the serenity of finding spiritual peace.

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