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My newest published book is Settlers, Visitors and Asylum Seekers which was published by Portsmouth City Council in November 2007. In brief, it provides a general history of the various ethnic minority communities that make up modern day Portsmouth. Many, of course, had dockyard or naval connections.

I have just completed Chatham Dockyard 1815-65: The Industrial Transformation. To be published in 2009 by the Navy Records Society, this book is a collection of assembled documents that demonstrate how Chatham converted from the building of wooden sailing ships to that of steam powered ironclads.

A further, more distant project is the completion of my research on early naval dockyards. One important outcome is that I have discovered the site of England's earliest clearly identifiable dockyard, this dating to the mid-eleventh century. In addition, I have spent a good deal of research time examining sites of early naval dockyards in the Mediterranean. I have yet to secure a publisher.


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