Guide to Cannock and Lichfield (Staffordshire County Magazine)

Staffordshire County October 2008

Oct 08

I wrote a pull-out about Cannock and Lichfield for the October 2008 edition of Staffordshire County Magazine.

This included a range of features, listings and a guide to the towns.

View a PDF of the Cannock and Lichfield guide, Beauty and Brains, here.


Blind sculptor Cliff Vawda (Staffordshire County Magazine)

Staffordshire County December 2007

I interviewed blind sculptor Cliff Vawda for the December 2007 edition of Staffordshire County Magazine.

Among many other works of art, Cliff, who lost his sight at the age of 18, had created a charming ceramic nativity scene which was on display in Lichfield Cathedral.

He was an interesting and inspiring man and I was sorry to learn that he sadly died last year.

Very often people start out with a negative attitude when faced with a situation. They’ll say ‘it can’t be done’ but the principle I have always adopted is never to say something can’t be done. Maybe you’ll find out later that it isn’t possible, but you should never start out by saying so.

View a PDF of my interview with Cliff Vawda, The Story of the Nativity, here.