Journalist, editor, author and writer,
historian (founder member, Ambleside Oral History Group)
- Regular contributor to the Westmorland Gazette
- Author of "Alfred Heaton Cooper - painter of landscape"
(Lakeland Book of the Year - arts category - 1998) Red Bank Press
- Author of "Jimmy - No Time to Die". Harper Collins.
- Editor of "Update", George Fisher Mountain Equipment, Keswick
- Guest Editor/writer, Lake District National Park Authority's "Parklife"