Many people know that I am a writer and I am often asked what I write about. I’m a jobbing writer, so I write what I am paid for – that’s mostly about planning and the environment at the moment. But I have a huge passion for history and heritage, and I’m working on a couple of books in my spare time – not there’s much of that since I have become a councillor. My history websites are in disarray but you can read about some of my interests here.
Now there’s a chance for everyone to get involved in local history – and you can do it online from home. Shropshire Archives are looking for volunteers to help build an online catalogue that will give worldwide access to its records. Speaking as a history writer that has travelled as far as Los Angeles to consult historic records, its hugely valuable to have catalogues and records online.