So You Think You Know ……? Fred Marshallsay
This month I spoke to Fred Marshallsay who is a familiar face as a regular at both SAM group nights and rideouts. I met Fred supporting SAM at the Bury Bike Show last year, but also enjoyed his company on Keith Gilbert’s day excursion to France and Belgium for cross channel virgins. Fred, 36, lives in Risby near Bury St Edmunds having moved to East Anglia from Poole in Dorset about 5 years ago. When I asked him what made him want to move up here, he replied “a woman”. More on this later! Fred was born in Stratford-on-Avon, but as Dad was in the army the family moved around, settling in Corfe Castle (ie the town, not actually in the ancient monument) when Fred was about 8 years old and Dad’s army service ended. He left school after A-levels and moved to Poole for work where he started with the MOD as an assistant scientific officer. Other work followed in the electronics industry, but still focussed around Poole (by coincidence I know the town and was even a member of the sports centre when I lived and worked in nearby Christchurch in 1976). The SAM Observer February 2008
The February 2008 edition of "The SAM Observer"