About the Author
For many years prior to retirement in 1993 Philip L. Scowcroft worked as a senior local government solicitor in Doncaster. He has lectured widely on music, transport history, cricket, detective fiction, military history, and the law. He is the author of numerous books and articles on these subjects and has been music correspondent variously for three Doncaster newspapers. Since 1968 he has been chairman of Doncaster Arts and Museum Society, in which capacity he has organised local arts festivals and a series of lunch-hour concerts, some 2070 of them by 2013.