... is of a certain
age, and somewhat older than the picture suggests. Besides my wife,
children and grandchildren, I am interested in my house & garden,
canals, railways, my PCs and my town of Bollington, but not necessarily
in that order! I live in Bollington and I am retired from my professional
career in IT of more than 26 years with a well known multi-national.
I now spend much more time with these and other interests such
- Chairman 2002-05 Bollington
Civic Society which during 2004-05, and thanks to the hard work of
others, successfully developed and opened the very popular Discovery Centre at
- Vice Chairman 2005-2011 Bollington
- Member, editorial team, Bollington
the town magazine.
- Eastern Panel of Cheshire
Police Authority's Custody Visiting Scheme; Team member
1996-2005, Convenor 2001-2005.
- Member of the Inland Waterways
Association, supporter of the Waterway
Recovery Group and
several other waterway societies including the Caldon & Uttoxeter
Canals Trust, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire
Canal Trust, Cotswold Canals
Canal Society, Trent & Mersey
Canal Society, Litchfield & Hatherton
Canals Restoration Trust, Friends
of the Cromford Canal, Lancaster
Canal Trust and The Horseboating
- Chairman, Macclesfield Canal
Partnership Steering Group (2005-09).
- Developer and webmaster of several web
sites (see below).
Here are a few pointers into my interests:
Bollington, the Happy Valley!: www.happy-valley.org.uk (but
presently being re-developed and handed ove to Neville Bester).
The Macclesfield Canal: Original developer of the Macclesfield canal website, www.macclesfieldcanal.org.uk,
but now handed over to the Macclesfield Canal Society to undertake their
Boddington family: www.boddington-family.org.uk
Adkins family: www.adkins-family.org.uk
Macclesfield Canal @macccanal (to
be handed to the Macclesfield Canal Society)
I have given many all digital presentations each
year to canal societies, Probus groups, WI, ladies groups,
and others on a variety of subjects:
Macclesfield Canal (two
versions: one for canal societies, another for others)
Rhine, Main and Danube Waterways (two versions: for canal societies, for others)
Caledonian Canal (suitable for all audiences)
Dutch Waterways (suitable for all audiences)
Bollington History (selection from the
historic picture collection, of most interest to local
However, I am no longer taking bookings for these.
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