About the Author
Born in 1935 the eldest of two brothers and a sister Ron Knight was born in 1935 in Southend-on-Sea Essex. Father Ernest, a Chesterfield man, had finished a tour of duty with the Royal Artillery at Shoeburyness and married Florence a local girl in 1933. Staying local, in 1934 he found employment with Southend Corporation Electricity Dept. In 1940 WW2 had been going for a year and because of the risk of a German invasion the family were evacuated from the seaside town back to dad's birthplace. Ron spent forty four years of his working life with East Midlands Electricity working out of the Brampton Depot and retired in 1994.