Francis Wright was a Chartered Surveyor before retirement working for a pension institution in the City where he managed shopping centres, offices and retail parks. He and his wife moved to Devizes four years ago to be near their grandchildren and immediately joined the U3A. He is a member of the Friday Walking Group, Local History and Art Appreciation. As well as the U3A he works as a volunteer lock keeper at Caen Hill. His interests include birdwatching, family history, steam railways and rugby union football.