|Ray Gowers, Builder & Decorator
I was born in Hewish and went to school in Clapton and then Maiden Beech School, Crewkeme. Before leaving school I trained at Sign Writing and was offered a job with signwriter Alan Rudkin, then based in Winsham. My father, however, had been in the building business all his life, originally with his father before him in Reading, Berkshire. I left school at 15 to start work with my father and learnt the trades of building, decorating and carpentry. 17 years ago I took over the business when my father retired at 65 and this means that I have been in the trade 35 years. Most of my work comes from recommendation, and I really enjoy giving personal service to my customers. I hope it is not tempting fate to say this but I have never up to date had a bad debt.