HULME'S INDEX PAGE
Bergenhusen, Schleswig-Holstein, 2015
I was born in The Croft Nursing Home, Buxton, Derbyshire in 1949,
and was educated at Whaley Briddge County Primary School, New Mills
Grammar School and Imperial College,
I grew up in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire; today I live near Manchester,
England with my wife Joanna. I retired in 2007 after 36 years working
IT at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester.
Some things I do:
...especially folk and folk-based rock
music. Some favourite musicians: Dave Nachmanoff, Gretchen Peters, Al Stewart, Bob
Tom Russell, Ian Tyson and Robb
The Cologne - Vienna sleeper, arrived at Wien Westbahnhof,
Travel and Railways ...
I believe in railways as a way of
and have never wanted to drive an automobile. I also have a model
which I hope to capture Austrian branch line atmosphere: I enjoy
research visits and creating articles to help fellow modellers.
(including the Stockport Council Cycle User Group) and
photography are all facets of my lifestyle,
Twisk, North-Holland, September 2012
If you like railways, please visit my
and joy, the North Wales
Railway site. This has been running since 1995, and has built up
a real Net Community - a Blog before such a word existed. Thanks
to all those who contribute.
In the spirit of 'Community Railways' I also run a website for Davenport Station. There
can also be found some of my work about the history of the community of
I am an active member of the Manchester
Railways Society which meets monthly for illustrated talks, and can
sometimes be found at Model Railway Exhibitions driving trains on Dave
Howsam's marvellous 'Untermutten'
layout. I am also a member of the Manchester Locomotive Society where
I 'keep my hand in' at IT support.
Family History ...
Like many people I have become fascinated by my family history of
late. Have a look at Charlie's
family history pages.
The Internet ...
The Net is a great thing, but
always the risk that running Web sites about your other interests can
over the time previously spent in taking part in those other interests!
Even so, I do enjoy contributing what I can. Thanks to all those who
written me appreciative emails from around the world, and long may it
continue. All comments about my sites are very welcome.
... What else?
Oh yes, John
Write to me...
or find me on Twitter: @altfelden