Bill moved here in around 1981, to work in the Manufacturing Systems unit. He lived in Heswall on the Wirral for a few months, before buying a house in Oak Rd, Huyton only a few miles from the factory. I recently spoke to Vonnie (from the GMC) who started on the same day. They introduced a new (IBM) manufacturing system during his time there (I think he managed to get a private jet trip to Milan on the strength of it!).
He bought a cottage in Windermere in early 1987, intending to use it at weekends (and rent it out occasionally). However, there were several redndancies at Otis (I remember him saying part of the factory was boarded up, so they didn't have to pay rates on it), so Bill decided to move to BZW in London in 1988.