Bob moved to Charlton about ten years ago when he and Trisha retired from Salisbury Cathedral School where Bob was Headmaster. He had previously been Head of a maintained Middle School in Suffolk. Now they run a smallholding specialising in breeding Alpacas. Active members of the local church, Bob helps to run the fortnightly Family Service at St John's and he and Trisha also organise occasional Activity Days for children. They are keen amateur musicians, Bob singing in the Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir.