A Walk by the Crouch

A windy, muddy but most enjoyable walk from South Woodham Ferrers this afternoon. Commencement was somewhat delayed by a bit of trouble with the train. Just outside Billericay there was a lot of noise and a sudden stop. A tree had fallen onto the third coach and...

Breich Station Revisited

When I went to Breich in 2017, one of the forty stations visited for my book Remote Stations, I wrote that the station looked abandoned, its platforms resembling a wild flower garden. It was a sad, sight, run down and ready for closure. Only Network Rail didn’t get...

Message to Voters

2019 General Election – Dear Resident I would like to introduce myself as your Green Party candidate for Hornchurch & Upminster Constituency. A local candidate, I’ve lived in Upminster for 55 years, attended The Bell & Coopers Coborn schools, work part...

2019 General Election – Green Party Candidate

I am proud to once again be representing the Green Party as candidate for Hornchurch & Upminster in the coming General Election. I am standing for the Green Party because I believe that climate change is the greatest issues facing us all. If we fail to act now the...

Gigha’s Tidal Islands

Last week my wife and I enjoyed a wonderful, if often wet holiday in Scotland; two nights on the Isle of Arran, two nights on the Island of Gigha and two nights in Oban – and two new ‘tidal islands’. Being islands off islands they wouldn’t have qualified for my...