CHARLIE HULME'S INDEX PAGE
I was born in The Croft Nursing Home, Buxton, Derbyshire in 1949,
and was educated at Whaley Bridge County Primary School, New Mills
Grammar School and Imperial College, London. 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 in IT at the
University Library, Manchester.
Bergenhusen, Schleswig-Holstein, 2015
Some things I do:
...especially folk and folk-based rock music. Some favourite
musicians: Dave Nachmanoff, Gretchen Peters, Al Stewart, Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, 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 travel, and have never wanted to
drive an automobile. I also have a model railway with 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, too.
Twisk, North-Holland, September 2012
If you like railways, please visit my pride and joy, the North Wales Coast Railway site.
This has been running since 1995, and has built up into 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 Davenport.
I am an active member of the Manchester Branch of the
Swiss Railways Society which meets monthly for illustrated
talks. 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
The Internet ...
The Net is a great thing, but there's always the risk that running
Web sites about your other interests can take 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 have
written me appreciative emails from around the world, and long may
it all continue. All comments about my sites are very welcome.
... What else?
Oh yes, John Cassidy,
Write to me...
find me on Twitter: @altfelden