Steve is a Maritime Historian, Writer, Cruise Ship Speaker & Documentary maker from Clitheroe, Lancashire.
Rendered disabled through polio at the age of 4, he has always pushed himself to achieve, whilst also encouraging others. With a belief that everyone has a story within them, he worked with the BBC on their â€œTelling Livesâ€ project in 2004/5, introducing short film making skills to the general public. When that project ended, he took the project into schools. He has also worked in local radio as musician, writer and presenter. For several years he was a director with a local community project supporting disadvantaged people.
Steve has lectured around the world and been in demand as a cruise ship speaker for many years and also speaks regularly to U3A, NADFAS, Probus, Rotary Clubs of Gt. Britain, National Trust Associations and many other organisations.
He has extensive sailing experience, including passages on tall ships, most notably the Bark Endeavour, replica of Captain Cookâ€™s ship, and is also proud to be an honorary member of the Merchant Navy Association.
His other books are:
â€œBetter Conceivâ€™d than Describâ€™d; The life and times of Captain James King (1750-84), Matador, 2013.
"Pandora's Box and Other Stories", 2018.
He currently live in Lancashire with his partner, Jill, has two adult children and a number of grandchildren.