About Author Ron Shears

He was born in 1935 in Kent, England, and grew up in Bomb Alley during WW2. He served a 5-year indentured apprenticeship as a Compositor, Typographer. Top sportsman, played in a semi-pro soccer league as an amateur, declined to turn pro for a League club – meant breaking apprenticeship.┬áMet Patricia, an Art Student at age 17, married in 1957. They have a daughter, two sons’ eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He left a print after 11 years to start a roof tiling and slating business, eventually employing 52 trade’s men. Nine years later, lost a fortune to bad debts when oil price increased 400% in four days. Builders large and small went broke, taking him with them. Some years later, he migrated to Australia. Broke, did building...