About This Blog

Spanning the years with words and pictures. I’m a writer and photographer researching and writing the story of my family and the communities, society and culture we’ve lived in from the eighteenth century to the present day.

This blog is for anyone who’s interested in the past and present, and enjoys stories made with words and pictures. I’ll keep you updated on progress with my projects, and publish articles on history, literature and the world around me

I’d also like this blog to be a place where people get involved and contribute their own views about history and writing. If you want to get involved you can comment on individual posts, follow the blog on Facebook and Twitter, or contact me by email.

In my spare time

As well as writing,  I play the melodeon (a bit like an accordion, but with buttons instead of keys), tinker with my model railway, fish, walk, and take photographs. I also love studying and have a BA in history and English and an MA in English literature.

I live with my lovely wife, a dog and a horse. (Except of course the horse lives outdoors.)