Alf Ruck B.Sc
This page was updated in January 2017
Alf sings in the second tenor section of the choir. He was introduced in 1995 by another member, John Pearce and was among the first non-police employees to be recruited. He began singing in his school choir in Lincolnshire and has an inborn love of music.
Alf served in the armed forces in various interesting capacities and later enrolled at an agricultural college where he took a degree course in animal health. He was later invited to join the local cattle club committee where he eventually became chairman.
Around 1976, the European Agricultural Committee encouraged the reduction of British cattle herds and Alf found himself facing redundancy. He then took employment in the insurance industry but was not happy at this and joined a small firm manufacturing portable buildings such as greenhouses, summerhouses and garages. This was more to his liking and he was very successful.
After taking early retirement Alf moved with his late partner Brenda to Portugal, to build a villa. They spent seven happy years there before returning to the U.K. Alf now lives in Dymchurch.
In the past he has been a strong swimmer, regularly swimming distances of ten miles or more, but now he prefers growing and eating his own vegetables and making and drinking his own wine. Alf always has a smile for everyone and is regularly found handing out samples of his special 'Granny's recipe' sloe gin.
Cheers Alf. We are glad to have you in the choir.