Change of contact number

Following some technical and administrative problems with my 0345 contact number I have used since 2015, I have had to change my contact number.

From mid-November 2023 if you wish to discuss a talk / booking, please call me on my mobile 07963 345956. Alternatively you can use the form on the ‘Contact’ page.


‘Rovers in Uniform’

Rovers in Uniform book cover

I have started researching men who played for Football League Club Blackburn Rovers ready for a new book entitled ‘ Rovers in Uniform’.

So far, I have found over eighty who served in the First World War, fifty plus in World War Two and ten who did National Service (post-WW2 up to 1961).

I have yet to find a Publisher, so no firm date for publication.


New role with ‘We are THE Rovers’ Supporters Trust

Steve on the pitch at Ewood Park

I first watched Blackburn Rovers back in 1961 and have been working on the ‘Rovers in Uniform’ history project since May 2022.

During the summer I was approached by the Rovers Supporters Trust, ‘We are THE Rovers’, to join their Board leading on heritage issues.

I have been busy within the group and have written a number of heritage articles for the new website, due to go live in December.


Another visit to the Sporting Memories Network in Leyland

Sporting Memories collage

Men’s health and wellbeing is a subject close to home and I have been helping  the local Sporting Memories Network group which meets every Wednesday at Chorley Football Club and on Monday’s at the Lancashire F.A. Headquarters in Leyland.

I did my talk “Rovers in Uniform” for the Leyland group in November 2023.

The charity aims to engage men in particular using their strapline “Wellbeing through reminiscence”.