Great Railway Journeys: London to Sheffield 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 starts from St Pancras Station and runs through London, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Ampthill, Bedford, Wellingborough, Market Harborough, Leicester, Derby and Chesterfield before arriving at Sheffield.
Some of the interesting sites covered include five famous sports stadiums, St Albans Cathedral, Luton Hoo, Luton Airport and the Church of the Crooked Spire in Chesterfield. A particularly absorbing chapter concerns a part of Bedford that some people believed was the precise location of the Garden of Eden. A follow-up to the highly successful Great Railway Journeys: London to Birmingham, this is a must-read for anyone who would like to know more about the 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.