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Following evacuation to Somerset in the late 1940s and being billeted alongside the GWR main line through Langport, I was introduced to trainspotting by a school friend; this becoming my introduction to the fascinating transport world. On my return home, my mother subsequently provided for my birthday an Ensign Ful-
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currently with a well-
During the early 1950s, having left secondary school, I joined the RAF in the Ground-
I'd always had an interest in the Irish rail scene, due to its, then, extremely antique locomotives and rolling stock, and visited there frequently between 1957 and 1963, sometimes with cycle but on other occasions by motorcycle, which included following various local rail tours such as those ran jointly by the IRRS/RCTS/SLS societies in 1961 and 1964.
The majority of monochrome photos up to 1959 were taken on the original Baldinette but I then decided to try a larger format camera and obtained an Ensign Autorange 16-
The few UK rail views taken with this camera were predominantly of various rail tours and of steam as it continued to decline in such areas as the North West, along with Scotland and the North East during the run-
I still retain a limited interest in the London area bus scene but all present photography, both domestic and transport-
I was fortunate in enjoying the acquaintance and friendship of many other significant railway photographers including R C (Dick) Riley, Roy Vincent, Mike Pope, John Snell, Peter Gray of Teignmouth and former Swindon apprentice A E (Dusty) Durrant. Lacking my own transport I frequently accompanied several of these friends, often as navigator, on their various car-
I hope that you enjoy the fruits of my photographic labours.
25 March 2016