Family History

Tracing your family tree can be tiresome, but also fun. In tracing my mothers ancestry it was discovered that:

  • A relative was hung at York jail for murdering his wife.
  • In the late 1800s our family married into the Hattersley’s. Could this be the very same Hattersley’s as the MP ?
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Steam Railways

Since the mid 70s I have been involved to varying degrees in the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park, East Sussex. I am a share holder in the BlueBell Railway PLC.

Click on the BlueBell Railway Icon to visit their web site.


Since early school days I have followed developments in aviation. I have hundreds of slides taken at various locations covering historic & modern aircraft, both military and civil.


Although I have not been involved with Scouting since 1994 I still follow events and local groups.

Click on the Scouting Icon to visit the Scout Association’s web site.


As a family we are avid Startrek fans. We attend conventions, although I have not attended recently. I enjoy making models of the various starships, most of which adorn the living room ceiling.

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Model Making

I enjoy making models of all descriptions, but mainly aircraft and Startrek.

A long term ambition is to build my own model railway. I have most of the equipment, I just do not have the room and time.