Mr Tacey, a keen sportsman who has been a member of the Woodthorpe tennis club for many years and continued playing until his mid-eighties, is also a keen Nottingham historian. He keeps a large collection of files containing Nottingham’s facts and figures going back many years and continues to add to them on a regular basis.
At a young age he served with the Air Force but given his engineering skills he was released to work for Rolls Royce over the war years. At the end of the war he joined a printing company where he taught many young apprentices technical and printing skills.
He was invited to join Nottingham Polytechnic as a lecturer on print and design and for the next 33 years further prepared many successful students for a career in the printing industry. He was also the College’s Deputy Head.
Mr Tacey receives support from Home Instead with twice weekly visits and has developed a very good understanding with Steve, his Home Instead CAREGiver. Steve describes Mr Tacey as being a “magnificent man” and says that it is a pleasure to be able to help and share time with him.
The Home Instead team presented Mr Tacey with a birthday card and a box of chocolates. To learn more about Home Instead in Nottingham, call 0115 9226116