Welcome to my website home page. As you see, reading is
important in my household and granddaughter, Emma, is getting the bug early
- although she usually prefers me to 'sing' about pictures from railway
magazines! She is nearly eight now and has been joined by five year old
I've been retired from my railway career for over eighteen
years now, but I'm still busy as a writer, an activist in the voluntary
sector, and as a speaker to schools, church groups
and general interest clubs on a variety of subjects including my railway
career, my charity involvement (street children and children's rights) and my
click on the links above for further information about me, and my interests
Buy my historical novels, 'The Child Madonna', ‘The Missing
Madonna’ and a railway novel ‘Lives on the Line’, also non-fiction books
‘The Other Railway Children’, a history of the Railway Children charity,
and ‘Nobody ever listened to me’ essays, case histories and quotations by
street children, - all royalties and profits for Railway Children. And my
latest – railway career autobiography –‘The Toss of a Coin’. See the
Writing page for more details.
I'm leading the UK Children's Human Rights Network of
Amnesty International in lobbying the Amnesty International Secretariat to
campaign more vigorously against the abuses of children’s rights - see the
Voluntary Activities page for further details.
I’m currently Co-ordinator of the Nantwich Street Pastors
Scheme which went live on December 4th 2012.