Winston was born in Scone on the 18th April 1942, during WW2.With a world at war and the strong leadership of Winston Churchill shining brightly, his parents, Ernie and Esma, named their son after the great wartime leader.
His early years were spent in Parkville just north of Scone, where his parents ran a general store with a home delivery service to outlying farms and communities out of the back of a well-stocked Lorry.
Winston was the second child after his older sister Jeanette and then came his two younger sisters, Maureen and Judith. He started school in Scone but the family ended up moving to Muswellbrook and he finished his schooling at Muswellbrook High School, leaving school at age 15 to join his Father in the family supermarket business.
He was an accomplished musician. He played the Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar and was sometimes the lead singer! In his younger days he and his band played support to the Bee Gees when they toured regional NSW before they were big.