Though I’ve spent most of my life in Bury St Edmunds, I was actually born in Surrey. Dad was a ‘Northerner” born in Hartlepool, and Mum a ‘Southerner’, born in Hayes.
Dad was in the army, and that just happened to be where he was stationed (before anyone makes the assumption that we was posh!!)
Dad then had to make the decision whether to stay on in the army, and he decided to leave.
So I was brought to East Anglia by my parents, when I was 2 and my brother was 6 months.