Tony & Jackie Tutton

My Name is Tony Tutton and with my wife Jackie we have lived in Lemsford since 1984. I am now semi retired. I have spent all my working life in the Fire & Security industry during which time I have worked as a CEO for accompany based in Aylesbury, started and ran my own fire & security business in Waltham Abbey which designed installed Fire, cctv, access control & intruder alarm systems. I now work as a self employed fire consultant for a company based in Letchworth.

 

 



My main hobby has been music both listening to and playing. I formed a band called “The Beaucrees” back in 1965 in my home town of Walthamstow with some school friends and became “a singer” Following my time as a drummer in The Boys Brigade thought I would like to take up drumming for the band, so  my grandfather loaned me £60 (which I paid back monthly) to buy my first drum kit and I was became the band`s singing drummer!!

 



For the next 18 years my band entertained at many functions from church halls to top London hotels and had the opportunity to meet many famous people during that time. During one of my very early gigs I met a young lady called Jackie, we started ”courting” (as you did then) and we married in 1970. In 1977 we moved from Walthamstow to Bragbury End Stevenage (a big move for us townies) One day whilst driving through Knebworth I spotted a house up for sale in an estate agents window in somewhere called Lemsford. Jackie & I liked it, and it`s Owner Cyril Bradford (who was MD of the Shredded Wheat company in Welwyn Garden City) so we bought it.


During this time I started using and getting interested in computers and also joined another local band “Tapestry” and we stayed together for 18 years. I now just sing with my current band but still play drums with other bands. You can see my current band “Band of Gold” by going to our website bandofgold.biz.  My interest in computers has now developed into a small business, assisting & tutoring people at their homes on a one to one basis on how to use computers, from beginners upwards. You can see my website on computerlessons4you.co.uk

 



 I have served on the social committee and Jackie on the environment committee of Lemsford Residents Association since it was formed and been involved in many of the social events within the village.