The speaker at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Kendal on 18th April was one of its own members, Past President Stephen Hinchliffe, who gave a retro job talk in which he outlined his career.
He was born in Huddersfield and educated there before being apprenticed to the Yorkshire Electricity Board. He went on to National Service in the RAF and whilst there developed a taste for education for which he had a talent and enjoyed the teaching role which came in useful when he eventually returned to the Electricity Board. As an engineer he became involved in management training and eventually became an Inspector for the Electricity Council.
Now retired and living in Old Hutton, he is involved in many community projects, notable in his objections towards wind farms and has studied in depth their effects on the environment.