Richard Hill


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I was born on 2nd November 1955 at St. David's Hospital in Bangor, North Wales. When I was 10 days old, I was adopted by a wonderful couple (Fred and Dorothy Hill) who became my Mum and Dad. I grew up in a small village called Bontdolgadfan (Bont) in Montgomeryshire. (This is covered by Chapter One of my autobiography which you can access the first draft by clicking here.)

In 1967 we moved to Llandinam, also in Montgomeryshire. I went to Llandinam Primary School for a term and then went to Llanidloes High School a few miles away.

After school I worked as an electrician and later a medical technician until 1990 when I had the first in the series of heart attacks (This is covered in the prologue of my autobiography which you can access by clicking here.).

I met my partner Simon in June 1983 at a pub called the Two Brewers in Clapham High Street, London. On the 11th March 2006 we entered into a civil partnership. Click here for a photo!

Due to my health, I was forced to retire in 1996. I began writing that year, my first published article being about my grandfather George Wiseman, who had a horse drawn narrowboat, collecting milk for Cadbury, in the 1920's. Click here to read the article 'Chocolate on the Shroppie' which was published in Canal and Riverboat magazine. I have since written around 50 articles for 20 leisure, lifestyle and specialist magazines. Click here for a collection of published articles.

Today, I'm writing my autobiography, 'RESPECT', parts of which you can access by clicking here.

Click here for a basic biography, written a few years ago.

Places I have lived and worked: Bontdolgadfan, Llandinam, RAF Sealand, RAE Aberporth, RNAD Trecwn, RAF Brawdy, South Western Hospital (Brixton, London SW9), Brixton, Strood (Kent), Hemsby (Norfolk), Leytonstone (London) St. Thomas' Hospital (London SE1), Langley (Berkshire).
If you remember me from any of these places, I would be so grateful if you would contact me by e-mail: It would be great to be in touch again.