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The Pear-ly gates

Back in the day, the Marquis of Bristol, who lived in Brighton’s Sussex Square, had a penchant for pears. He experimented and hybridised them in his market gardens on Manor Road (behind the square), his work being acknowledged and supported … Continue reading

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MISGUIDED MAN RESTORES POINTLESS VEHICLE!

STOP PRESS!! Read all about it! This week’s Classic car buyer magazine – Out now!!

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“Watt’s in his head”

So I have spent my time writing a new Mr Watt story and ended up with 50 objects that were required to illustrate it. The story is about Mr Watt’s dream – the loss of his sparkle and the subsequent … Continue reading

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Hey Kids!!

Here’s me giving a talk to Hertford Infants school assembly. A quick history of my career to date, from automata and furniture, to public art and demo’s of the Mr Watt eBooks. What a receptive and appreciative audience! (with thanks … Continue reading

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jenny lind steam locomotive

And now, I shall be making a life size “2-dimensional” replica of an 1847 steam locomotive, the Jenny Lind…. In 1847 the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway commissioned a new locomotive from the E.B.Wilson works in Leeds. Named the … Continue reading

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