What's your background?
I've been farming in the Vale of Clwyd for the last 30 years, but I've also been involved in political farming issues, such as foot and mouth, BSE and organo-phosphates. I have a daughter - Jessica, aged 23 - who's a pilot working for British Airways and a son - Thomas, aged 20 - studying Retail Marketing at Manchester University.
What's your story about?
My story's about how I gave up farming as a result of the foot and mouth crisis, but the main theme is about what I did afterwards and how it was beneficial to my lifestyle.
How important was it for you to create this story?
I chose this story because it covered an important episode in my life, which could so easily have not been documented. Because it was a contemporary story, it was easy to obtain a lot of photos and video material that worked effectively.
How valuable was your experience in the Denbigh workshop?
This was an enormously valuable experience to me, which did much to enhance my knowledge and understanding of the scope there is with this type of medium. The knowledge of the software I gained will be very useful in future and will enhance and complement a computer course I am currently doing.
What are you plans now? Any more stories in the pipeline?
I've been to the Community Studio in Wrexham, and when the summer holiday season has passed, I will try to undertake some projects which will bring other people into a medium which has proved to be very valuable to me.