Will Stebbings

I was born at an early age in the market town of King's Lynn in Norfolk; the third of four children. In the 1950's, I attended the Roseberry Avenue Primary School in Gaywood before passing the 11-plus to take me to King Edward VII Grammar School for boys, where I never progressed beyond GCE 'O' levels. I wouldn't say I had a tough upbringing, but money was always tight for my parents and winters always seemed hard.
My early working career saw me performing a variety of office-based roles which were basically what was available at the time, whilst I pursued an ambition to be successful as a songwriter. After receiving countless rejection letters, I did eventually manage to get some songs published, but none of them were commercially successful.
After marrying my wife Yvonne in 1977, we moved first to Swaffham, then later to the village of Little Melton, just outside Norwich. During this period, I finally established a career of sorts, revolving around a computerised payroll system called Unipay. The same career path saw me later relocate to the village of Ketton in Rutland, where we have lived since 1983.
I have 2 grown-up sons. The eldest, David, is married and now lives in Sheffield. The youngest, John, lives with his wife in Bingham, near Nottingham. He is a talented Jazz musician and composer, who, I'm sure, is destined to fulfil the ambitions I once had for myself.