Micky Gwilliam

Micky Gwilliam

Micky Gwilliam has lived in Wandsworth for over 30 years. He says:

When you retire, never tell anyone. If you do you will immediately be volunteered for things you don’t want to do. If you don’t you can now do all the things you want to do, and since retiring that is what I have done. The drawback, of course, is that you still don’t have any time for yourself but, crikey, you can enjoy yourself not having it!

And the best place not to have any time for yourself is Wandsworth, specifically Battersea, the village south of the Thames. Nowhere else in London could you consider crossing the river as ‘going into town’. Wandsworth contains everything you can want, and having lived here since 1980, I couldn’t think of a reason to move once I retired. Ignoring the first paragraph’s advice I became involved in a number of charities and voluntary organisations which make me very proud of the people of Wandsworth.

I believe to keep fresh you should have a change of emphasis every so often, and talking to Dee Dee I decided to see if Wandsworth Radio had a place. They did, so here I am and here I hope to stay. I have discovered another community of people whose enthusiasm makes it a reasonable thing to get up at five on a Monday morning to prepare the news. I live confirmed in the knowledge that there is someone listening.