Graham Shutt lives in Otley, West Yorkshire. He is married with three grown up children and two grand-children, Sammy and Eloise. He was born in September 1946 in Reedley, near Burnley, Lancashire and spent his early years in the village of Crawshawbooth in the Rossendale valley.
After a secondary education at Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School and Nelson Grammar School he entered Liverpool University and graduated in 1968 with a B.A. Honours degree in Economics, and obtained a Cert.Ed. in 1969.
In 1979 he was awarded the degree of M.Phil. from Leeds University for a thesis on ‘Wharfedale Water Mills.’ He taught at Prince Henry’s Grammar School for 42 years as Head of Economics and Business Studies and Acting Deputy Head. He retired in 2011.
Graham’s interests include watching Burnley F.C., collecting Burnley football programmes, books, stamps and comics. He keeps fit by walking and gardening.