As a broadcaster I have worked with radio and television networks in the UK and overseas. Since 1972 my voice has been heard on many major and smaller British Independent Television programme companies, some BBC and Independent radio stations.
I am a passionate historian. I created Old British News, the popular newspaper research facility for historians (1750-1950), co-authored The Man They Couldn’t Hang and I’m a recognised British historic researcher. “I try to squeeze as much into my life as I can.”
I frequently upload and update historic data, including my family trees and historic backgrounds. I also research details of deceased blood relatives including up to three generation details of those who were married relations. The information contains over 1,500 individuals and extends back to the middle of the 16th century. More here.
I have osteoarthritis in both legs, partial paralysis following stroke and I’m disabled with severe mobility issues. I lost the full use of both my legs during the 1990s and suffered two strokes in 2000. This means the regular use of walking sticks, wheelchair and the loss of use of my right side. It’s a nuisance, sometimes almost unbearably painful and frequently frustrating. I try not to let it get me down.
I don’t discuss or refer to my private life and I draw the line at such personal detail exposed on a publicly available network. I think nobody is particularly interested anyway.
Summed up briefly
On the whole I am a positive happy, sociable sort of person that doesn’t make a big thing about anything. I have enjoyed most of my life, indulged in what became my career for some years and travelled extensively. Encountered some truly brilliant, some interesting, a few strange and at times high profile people. Achieved a bit and made a few errors.
I’m relatively content, grey, sometimes grumpy, a bit misunderstood with one foot in our historic past and other embracing the modern world. Constantly on the go, writing, researching, editing, listening and observing. Following only that which interests me and ignoring anything that does not. Fools and the foolish are banished. The bright, the inspirational and the sharp embraced. I adore achievement and detest waste. I lead a quiet slightly reserved life in the east of England, nibbling off the fat of life’s experiences – that’s it in a nutshell.
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