Vic lives in Manchester and works as an IT
Lecturer. Previously he was an IT Manager. He is married with two
children ( 15 and 19 ). I like Vic's current hairstyle.
It is very similar to mine. The man is strikingly handsome and
obviously has good taste.
In the picture on the right, taken in 1961, Vic is in front of Tim Hayter and next to
Baz Steptoe. Vic used to keep pet mice. He once
gave me a white mouse. I can't for the life of me think why
I wanted it. I took it home, Mum went mad, and it died a
week or so later. I just found out from Vic that the reason
he gave me the mouse was that he had two and one died under
mysterious circumstances. His mum had
threatened to call in the RSPCA if Vic did not get rid of the
remaining one. Vic recalls:
"5/12/01 - Yes - I think my track record
on mice-care was
not very good. The cat got one and my Mum threatened to call in
the RSPCM if I didn't find a better home for the remaining one. At
that time, I was interested in things sexual and probably had the
mouse as a result of what mice do naturally."
At school Vic was a member of the band,
for whom he played lead guitar and sang. Vic is currently
spending a lot of his time and efforts helping the cause of Street
Kids in Romania. Vic emailed me:
"29/4/02 - I was unable to get down to
TOADS because, at that moment, I was 25 ft UNDER the streets of
Bucharest with a group of street children. A long story. I was in
Romania to do some video filming for a Church project in Constanta
on the Black Sea. During research, I stumbled upon some images by
an American ( Kyle Cassidy) who had been out in Bucharest. He
pointed me at a Texas couple ( Sue and Ron Bates) who sold up
everything to go and live in Romania to work with street children.
They now care for almost 90 Romanian girls in two 'care homes'.
and also take food, money and medicines to a group of street kids
living in the sewers under the parking lot of McDonalds in
With a certain amount of 'bottle', I emailed Ron and Sue and
arranged to see them when returning from Constanta to Bucharest.
On the Saturday evening, we went to take food to the kids in the
subway. What an experience !!. There's much more to tell if
you are interested, or think you might be able to help in some