About the Author:
Andrew Hemmings has a lifelong interest in industrial archaeology and enthusiasm for railways and canals. After attending King Edward VII School Lytham, he studied Modern History at Durham University, specialising in the economic and social impact of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. He was President of Durham University Railway Society and a founder member of the Industrial Archaeology Society. He lives in Newport with his wife Jill and has three grown up children. Not surprisingly his hobbies are railways , classical and industrial archaeology.