Tony Drewitt-Barlow is known as the voice of reason in the household. He is always so calm, and happy to help anyone he meets.
He grew up in Whythenshaw (a part of Greater Manchester) with his mother and father in their home. He had three siblings, non of whom has anything to do with any longer since the death of his father a few years ago.
Tony grew up in a close knit family with his mother at the head of it and also to some extent the extended family. She ruled the family with a fist of iron and the Dad, Fred, maintained the calm. Tony and his mother Fran were very close as he was growing up. The family as a whole were very happy and Tony remembers the time of his childhood to be the happiest of his life. He was particularly close to his sisters Jan and Fran, who he now never talks too after a family split soon after the death of their father Fred, involving homophobic remarks made by their brother, Fred.
The family had started to fall apart many years before with an affair that shocked the family, but slowly started to repair itself. Only to fall apart again later on in a bitter feud that split them up again.
Tony was diagnosed with Cancer of throat and is ten years now into the treatment end. It was the hardest thing the family has ever been through for sure. He thanks God every day for giving him the extra time to spend with his children and Barrie.