Geoff was born in Minskip, Boroughbridge on 6 January 1932. He has lived in Boroughbridge all his life apart from 2 years in the RAF as a radar mechanic from 1950 – 1952. In 1963 he set up his own TV and Electrical company in Boroughbridge and this business, together with 2 other branches in Ripon and Easingwold, is now in the hands of his two sons, John and Stephen, and is still thriving today. Geoff was awarded the Freedom of Boroughbridge in 2012 for services to the community. Helped in his many and varied activities by his wife Betty and numerous other people and friends, Geoff is currently President of the BB Branch of the British Legion.