Picture of the Week 14/09/18: Burdale Tunnel

I love old railways, and they have played a part in my family’s life in the past. My maternal grandfather was a signalman on the London Midland and Scotland Railway, and my father started off his engineering apprenticeship making steam engines.  But before long World Read More …

Still Looking Back

I hope you liked last week’s book review on The Stone Book Quartet. A couple of people have said they’re interested in reading it, and I’ve already lent my copy out, so that’s a good start. At the moment I’m reading SPQR by Mary Beard. Read More …