Remembering Adam: Adam’s Story
Adam was born at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital on the 5th October 1977. At that time his parents lived in Waterlow Road in Dunstable. Later he moved to Bishopstoke near Eastleigh in Hampshire, were he lived for two years and Adam learned to walk and took his first dip in the sea near Bournemouth. A couple of years later his sister Jenny was born at Winchester Hospital in 1979.
When he was 4 years old he moved to Sapcote, near Hinckley in Leicestershire and this is where he went to Sapcote C. of E. Primary School. At the age of 11 he went to Mount Grace College, Hinckley until his family moved south to East Grinstead in February 1991. From then he attended Sackville. During his time at Mount Grace, he was a member of the Boys Brigade and played his first organised games of football winning football medals. He also played for Mount Grace at football and hockey.
At Sackville again he played an active part in both the Rugby and Football teams. He was picked to play for the school teams and was influential in the success of the teams. He enjoyed studying a whole variety of subjects with a particular interest in Design. While playing basket ball one day at school Adam was remarkably struck by lightening. When he was 17, John his father had the great satisfaction of teaching him to drive. He passed first time and he was given the famous black Mini. He enjoyed driving this car and personalised it with an “eightball” gear stick.
Adam had an active youth and made many friends with his colleagues at school and people in his local community. He enjoyed holidays home and abroad from school skiing excursions to partying with his pals down in Newquay. After a light collision with a SUV in a carpark in Newquay, Adam had the perseverance to get his beloved black Mini back home stalling at countless roundabouts on the way home on the 6 hour trip back from Cornwall.
He also enjoyed the likes of paint balling, go carting and attending musical gigs to name a few of his many interests and hobbies. Music was a large part of his life and he had an eclectic taste ranging from The Stone Roses to Morrisey to The Prodigy. I think you could call “eating” another hobby of Adam’s. He had a great appetite and this was little surprise considering the excellent quality of Jan’s cooking.
Through his School days Adam also worked at the local Safeways supermarket. He worked in several various departments and earned some hard earned his pocket money while at school.
When Adam reached adulthood he enjoyed many Thurday nights spent with his mates at Martines Discotheque. He was a mover on the dance floor and had alot of fun there with his friends.
After picking up his A Levels, Adam enjoyed 2 years at Leicester De Montfort University studying a Design degree (and Pool). However Adam could not settle (or sit still long enough) to academic study and decided instead to get straight into the work force. He quickly picked up a position with Independent Insurance in Edenbridge and was eager to impress in his first responsibilities. He was able to study the technicalities of Insurance and specialised as an Underwriter. He later moved on to work in the City, for both AXA Insurance and Alliance/Cornhill Insurance, where he had many friends.