Bert Bunt was born in 1927. After attending the Foundling School at Berkhamsted, he joined the army where he was trained as an electrician. He travelled to Germany, Italy and Malaysia with the army, then returned to Britain where he met his wife of 58 years, Ivy. He worked in the building trade and finally retired at the age of 73. He had two children, a son and a daughter. Bert died in 2015.