About the Author:
Mike was born in the village of Farndon near to Newark, educated at the village school and later the town’s Magnus Grammar School. He became an apprentice engineer at the local firm of Worthington Simpson LTD and became a design engineer. On retirement he became a Governor and later Chairman of Governors of the Newark Magnus School. History and particularly local history has always been an interest and hobby. He was an early member of Newark Archaeological and Local History Society and co-opted to its council as a youth representative. He has been Chairman of NALHS for some 10 years. He is married to Linda and has two grown up daughters and a grandson.