A NEW member spoke about his life during the May meeting at Badgemore Golf Club.
Phillip Emerton was born in Abingdon and then moved with his family to Goring.
His ambition at school was to go up to Oxford but polio forced him to change his mind and the direction of his life.
Having left school early, he found work with an accounting firm in Reading.
After five years, he had passed all the exams but his life’s path took him into the Royal Artillery for National Service. He was expecting to be posted to Hong Kong but went instead to Salisbury Plain.