This page was updated in November 2016
Mark sings in the bass section of the choir. He was introduced in spring 1994 by another member of the bass section, the late Bill Chiswell. This was Mark's first venture into singing but he approached it with unbounded enthusiasm, even taking lessons in his own time. He now includes singing as part of an entertainment package he presents in retirement homes. He is an accomplished magician and will often perform a magic trick in a group without warning.
He worked as a manager for Woolworth's stores between 1970 and 1979 and then went into the licenced trade as a publican until 1989. Before recent retirement he ran a post office / store in Maidstone, a short distance from our practice venue, where his wife Bet was the local postmistress.
Mark has many interests including reading, Star Trek (!) and in particular he is fond of foreign travel. He and Bet have visited many places around the world and, as a practising Christian, Mark finds this gives him an insight into other religions and cultures.
His personality is such that Mark is hard to overlook in a crowd and he is a born entertainer. He uses his skills to help swell choir funds and is always prepared to do a good turn, particularly for the choir's benefit.
Although he has never been very active in sport Mark nevertheless enjoys watching cricket and boxing.
Mark and Bet have two adult children and in 1995 celebrated their silver wedding by renewing their wedding vows.
Good to have you aboard Mark.