Larry Abraham was born in East Boldre in 1929. He and his parents initially lived with his grandfather. His father then built a separate house on the same plot of land. He now lives in another house on the same piece of land.
He attended East Boldre school and then worked at British Power Boat in Hythe towards the end of WWII. After his time in National Service, he worked in Lymington, where he met his wife. After moving to the North of England for a brief period, he returned to East Boldre and has lived there since.