Bob was born on 4 September 1935 in village originally known as Dinnington Colliery, now known as Brunswick Village. He lived there until he got married, at the age of twenty-two.
Bob started working at Swan Hunter in 1950, in the electrical drawing office as an office boy aged fifteen. Bob worked at Swan Hunter as an electrical engineer.
Bob talks about his experiences as an apprentice and his memories of Swan Hunter.
Bob was interviewed by Alex Magin on 19 February 2007. The interview took place at Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum and lasted for 1 hour 10 minutes.