I grew up in Manchester and after marrying in 1970 we moved north to the Bury area of Lancashire where our son was born. After retiring as a Research Officer for Salford Museum and Heritage Service, my wife and I moved to North Yorkshire in 2007 before relocating to Warwickshire in 2010, where we are enjoying watching our grandsons growing up.
Always wanting to be a writer, and having an interest in local history, I began writing articles for local newspapers and county magazines as well as having short stories and poems broadcast on BBC local radio and I have also appeared on BBC TV North West. As well as my Kindle book, The Victorian Painter and the Poet's Wife, (my biography of the Haigh-Wood family), I have written three books about Bury local history. My first collection of poems, Sgt Pepper In Memoriam, appeared in 1990 and in 2014 was published as a Kindle eBook and a Create Space paperback.