John is a renowned local historian. John has lived in Eltham & Mottingham for most of his life and has long taken a keen interest in its history. In 1965 he conceived the idea of starting the Eltham Society. he has written many books and articles for Eltham Society's publications. He is well known for his public lectures on all aspects of Eltham and its history.
Many of his books and publications are available from