Reasons to Love Grease 2

Last night I went to see Cool Rider LIVE for the second time. It was a packed-out press performance and provided even more of the pantomime-esque antics that made me fall in love… Continue reading

Ghost Signs of London: The Walking Tour (Saturday 17th May)

To celebrate the launch of my book on Fading Ads of London I’m running a special walking tour event on Saturday 17th May. For the price of a pack of Black Cat Cigarettes you can… Continue reading

Faded Ads of London: Advance Copy Preview

My lovely publisher, The History Press, sent me an advance copy of my book this week. Working with them has been an incredibly positive experience; they clearly really care about the projects they… Continue reading

The Tees Transporter Bridge: Book Cover Unveiled

This is the front cover for my first book about bridges. The ridiculously talented Paul Newboult is responsible for the illustration and the design which blends the bridge’s iconic, modernist design with the… Continue reading

80 Years of the Tees Newport Bridge in Photos

It’s not a very big secret that I’m a bit of a fan of bridges, especially of those perched on the river Tees. Usually I can be found writing odes to, and books… Continue reading

My 2014 Book Slate

In the first half of 2014 I have 3 books scheduled for release. My book Fading Ads of London is due to be published by The History Press in May. The book catalogues and explains the backstory of… Continue reading

In Interview: Gemma Seltzer on 5am London

A while ago on Twitter I stumbled across the work of Ms Gemma Seltzer who was involved with a project called 5am London. It was a year-long fictional photoblog that charted the city in the early… Continue reading

Rambling in Rosedale

The opening of the novel I’m writing is set in Rosedale West on the North Yorkshire Moors and during the first dramatic event my character climbs Rosedale Chimney Bank. I walked it last… Continue reading

Inside The Lloyd’s Building

During Open House weekend I managed to make it inside The Lloyd’s Building. It had a range of different interiors but the lighting in the Adam Room – a Georgian interior – wasn’t… Continue reading

Inside Battersea Power Station

Open House weekend this year allowed me to fulfill a long standing dream of mine: to explore the inside of Battersea Power Station. I found the whole experience very moving; awe-inspiring architecture tends… Continue reading