London to Sheffield by Rail is a fascinating record of forty different sites that can be seen from the window of a train travelling from London to Sheffield. The route runs through London (St Pancras), St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Ampthill, Bedford, Wellingborough, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby, Chesterfield, and finally to Sheffield. Some of the interesting subjects looked at include St Albans city (including Verulamium, St Albans Cathedral, St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Luton Hoo, Luton Airport, Houghton House near Ampthill, Bedford and its history, St Pauls Church in Bedford, The River Nene, and Foxton Locks on the Leicester Arm of the Grand Union Canal. In a follow up to the highly successful London to Birmingham by Rail, this is a must read for anybody who kws and uses this line.
Roger is an Accountant and Chartered Secretary and has had a career as a Finance Director and Company Secretary. He now writes and presents seminars for directors and company secretaries, writes books and undertakes consultancy work. He lives in Leighton Buzzard and is married with three children and five grandchildren. For many years he has been involved in public speaking (has held senior positions in Toastmasters International) and writing professionally, and these two interests play a significant part in his life. He presents lectures on cruise ships and these are of course intended to be entertaining and interesting. With his wife he enjoys the theatre and walking, and has a continuing fascination with trains.