| has for
32 years been secretary of the Lewis Carroll Society which he founded in
Daresbury (Cheshire) in 1970….
| And secretary for 20 years of the Randolph
Caldecott Society which he founded to honour the 19th Century Cheshire-born
children’s book illustrator ….
|He addressed the Randolph Caldecott Society of
America in St Augustine, Florida….
|He manages a Cheshire Cattery, having
devised a Cheshire Cat literary trail (he's a founding associate member of the
north-west tourist board),
looked after the pet moggies of Carnegie-medal
winning children's author Robert Westall,
and financed and donated a trophy
produced from local rock salt to the Cheshire Cat Show…
|He introduced an "Alice" (local little girls) to accompany him on his literary tours…
booked guest speakers to Cheshire from Australia, Japan, Russia, France, Holland
and the USA
and persuaded the Pied Piper of Hamelin with a civic delegation to
entertain Cheshire schoolchildren…
|He donated a trophy to Scruffts Dog Show for
a Jumble (Just William's pooch) lookalike,
sponsored a walkboard on
Southport's renovated pier to Nathaniel Hawthorne
and a plaque to John Ruskin
at Winnington Hall in Northwich, his home town…
|He organised a 150th birthday
party in Manchester honouring Frances Hodgson Burnett…
and was responsible for
having "Alice in Wonderland" translated into Manx and Liverpudlian Scouse….
|He has the
largest private collection of children’s cookery books in the U.K.