CHRIS BLUNDELL has lived in Martlesham since he was married in 1970. He is originally from the North West of England, where he country where he was educated and trained in engineering.
He moved to Ipswich in the mid 1960's when he was invited to lecture at the then Ipswich Civic College. During his time there he lectured across a broad range of engineering subjects and also worked on the introduction of the first Engineering Degree at the renamed Suffolk College on which he lecture until retiring in the year 2000.
Says Chris: "On taking early retirement, I became active member in the Martlesham Community and have served on both Suffolk Coastal District Council and Martlesham Parish Council."