John grew up at Willow Farm, Foggathorpe, in the dark days of the 1940’s when war planes controlled the skies over East Yorkshire.
He attended the village school as a junior and went on to Market Weighton, leaving at the age of sixteen. Having had two careers, one as an industrial chemist and the other as a hotelier in Selby, he retired to take up genealogy and local history.
Returning to his roots in the Spring of 2012, it took him more than three years to write the history of his native village, something not previously attempted.
He is delighted to share this volume with his readers.