Written Works (a selection) of other publications including online.
In due course some will be transferred to my new website https://www.agjwrite.co.uk
Start Up of a Club.
Albatross History is an extension to this website and has its own button in the header menu! Extracts and covering the first 14 years of a new high competitive sport in Reading in a brand new state of the art swimming and diving complex Central Pool 1967.
It is from a history of diving in Reading which was written to help support the threatened closure of the Central Swimming Pool in the town in 2002/4. The pool sadly closed its doors January of this year 2018 after being home to many families and the many International and Olympic swimmers and divers that emerged from this pool. Albatross celebrates it 40th Anniversary this year, but in actual fact 50 years plus of high competitive diving in the town. Now out of print. Have access to the history on
So Dive In…..
online version together with updates from a little book I wrote for kiddies and their parents to understand the sport of diving. Now out of print. Also includes a new section for those that want to teach the sport.
Now named Thames Lido…
Built in 1902 it had its doors closed in 1974. It laid abandoned and neglected until there were plans being made for its demolition. Campaigners got together and it was eventually Grade II Heritage Listed. The website has now a different aspect in that it contains the story of the fight to keep it going for future restoration. Included are many architectural opinions on the building.
A Road of Distinction…
History of a Noble Road in Reading…
…2 Booklets one for each side of the road
A Library Publication but I hold in stock. It follows the history between 1860s to mid 20th century. You’ll find an introduction on my new writing website…
From fact to fantasy teen fiction. A Mysterious tale of a wondrous beast who had many powers. Meet the adorable characters that will be drawn into your heart or have you a little scary! in progress on …
Memory Lane – my life on the boards and in the pools….
… a publication by the Amateur Swimming Association “Swimming Times” January 2015.