Wife,Kids ,Dog & Boat

About Me

I was born in Highbury, London, in 1952, spending most of my youth in Edgware, North West London. After marriage in 1978 I moved out of London to South Bucks, where I still live. Tony

At sixteen I joined Thomas Cook the  Travel Agents and started my own agency around 1974, until embracing the internet.  I created a web business specialising in escorted tours and coach trips. Arranging private tours to battlefield areas developed my interest in Military History, in particular underground sites, both World War I and II, and especially the Cold War. I am treasurer of Subterranea  Britannia a registered charity who’s members study and investigate man-made and man-used underground places — from mines to railway  &  canal tunnels, military defences to nuclear bunkers and everything in between. .

My other  interests is canal boating,  and I have a trailable narrowboat, using this in the UK and in France,  where I can enjoy both the countryside as well as industrial architecture – especially the tunnels!

I also likes Country music, but someone has to!

Google Earth French River and canal overlays

I am slowly creating Google earth overlays for the French navigable Canal and River system , see the map below to see how far I have got. You can download individual files from my map page , if you have already created some files and would be happy to share them please send them on to me and I will add them. If you see any errors or would like me to add a route, please tell me and if you would like a full set send me an email.

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