Yes, it’s me the one and only Tony Mallen (toekneem), now residing in Benfleet,Essex. Let’s move on to my early years.

I was born in Dovecot, Liverpool 14 on the 18th March 1948 to John and Mary Mallen, née Jones. The second of six children, the others being Irene my elder sister, John, Philip, Michael and David being my younger brothers. Just recently I found out that Peter Jones, who we always believed to be an uncle was in fact a half brother. It certainly came as a shock to find out so late in my life that I did in fact have an older brother. Maybe it might have done me some good to have someone to look up to. Message to mum in heaven, why on earth didn’t you tell us.

My father was in the Army.