Author: Ken Medlock
Release Date: 30th September 2012
Format: Hardback with plated sections of photographs
‘This is the story of a remarkable man. It’s also an informal, valuable and utterly compelling social history of the past century.’Gillian Reynolds, MBE, Daily Telegraph Radio Critic.
George Kenneth Medlock was born in 1914 and brought up in the working class valleys of The Peak District, Derbyshire during the era of the printing and textile trades. At 14 he decided, against his parents and teachers expectations, to become an Engineer. But it was his parent’s values and working ethos, that were to play a large part in shaping Ken’s own values and approach to his life and work. This has led to his many subsequent achievements, which were rewarded in 1989 with an OBE. However, Ken’s enthusiasm and energy remains undiminished and to this day he is still active and continues to contribute to the life of the community.
Within the pages of this book Ken recalls his life and provides us with a rare and candid insight into his working and personal life, which has spanned nearly a century. With his involvement and influence in organisations such as The Cooperative Movement, Radio City, INWARD and the Voluntary Housing Associations, as well as his charity work, Ken shares with us the challenges and the people he has met along the way. Outside of his work we see the love and respect for his family and of course, as indicated in the title of this book, his undying passion for his beloved cricket.
In Ken’s own words this is not so much an autobiography but ‘… a chronicle based upon opportunity.’
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