Mike Shaw, Born in the middle of World War 2, May 19 TH 1942, Altrincham, Cheshire, England. Son of Jimmy and Dora Shaw. Mike grew up in Altrincham, a Market Town in Cheshire. Left School in 1957 age 15. (He eventually grew up and matured in his late forty’s early fifty’s!) Played Football for local amateur teams. Manchester United fan for over 60 years. At school Mike played as a back up rhythm guitarist in a “Country Band” called “The Rebels’, before starting his own Rock Band “The Cyclones” as the lead vocalist (by default!) The band played local venues in and around Manchester. Usually the band opened concerts for established bands like The Hollies, Freddie and the Dreamers. Mike flew as a Private Pilot flying his own light aircraft out of Manchester International Airport.
Meet "The Mothership". In her former life "Mother" was a family fun RV "Winnebago Adventurer" for the Newcomer family. Bob and Glenda Newcomer generously donated "Mother" to my 3000 mile "Longwalktoredemption" charity walk from Dana Point, CA to New York. NY, back in the spring of 2011. Thank you Bob and Glenda!