Signing copies in Jarrold today

On my way home from speaking to the Great Yarmouth Probus today, I called in at Jarrold Book Department in Norwich. They had asked me to come and sign copies for the bookshelves and, of course, I was delighted. Not only am I No 2 in their best sellers list this week, but it alsoContinue reading “Signing copies in Jarrold today”

My first public talk about The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874

Yesterday was Thursday 16th September 2021 and I had the pleasure of giving my first public talk about the new book, as part of the Norwich Heritage Open Days programme. It was such an absolute honour to be asked, and I was very excited when I was assigned the Gallery in The Forum, one ofContinue reading “My first public talk about The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874”

A very special evening in Thorpe St Andrew

As previously reported, last Friday, 10th September 2021, was the 147th anniversary of The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster. The special commemorative dinner held at the Rushcutter’s Inn in Thorpe St Andrew, just outside Norwich. Known as The Three Tuns in 1874, this is the very pub where the dead and the dying were laid outContinue reading “A very special evening in Thorpe St Andrew”

Today, 10th September 2021 is 147th anniversary of Thorpe Railway Disaster

Today is the 147th anniversary of the Great Thorpe Railway Disaster. My publisher Pen and Sword Books has posted a special blog commemorating this event and honouring the 28 people who died as a result of the collision. I am grateful to them. Please take a look.

Excited to find my book on the Pre-order list from Pen and Sword Books

So happy with how my forthcoming book, The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874, looks on the latest pre-order listings from my publisher Pen and Sword Books. To see my cover amongst all those others, each written by a hard working author is very exciting indeed. Can you find it? Marketing is ramping up locally tooContinue reading “Excited to find my book on the Pre-order list from Pen and Sword Books”

Blue Plaque to Patteson Brothers appears in Thorpe St Andrew June 2021

At the time of the Great Thorpe Railway Disaster of 1874, these two brothers were influential neighbours, living in grand houses opposite River Green in the Norwich village of Thorpe St Andrew. There is evidence to show that wealthy Norwich brewer Henry Patteson joined the rescuers at the collision site, just a few hundred yardsContinue reading “Blue Plaque to Patteson Brothers appears in Thorpe St Andrew June 2021”

Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, UK and my latest publication

At the end of November 2020, following months of covid restrictions and lock down, I finally finished and submitted my third biographical book to my publisher Pen and Sword Books. The Great Thorpe Railway Disaster 1874: Heroes, Victims, Survivors should be read for publication during September 2021 and I can’t wait! More work to doContinue reading “Welcome to Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, UK and my latest publication”