Robert Nicholls
Robert Nicholls was born in 1952 in Sheffield where he was educated at High Storrs Grammar School. He subsequently attended Reading University and graduated in Estate Management. In 1973 he moved to Manchester where he has held various professional posts within local government. At present he works as an estate surveyor with Manchester Airport PLC.

The author is interested in local history, railway and canal history with particular emphasis on related economic development and land use changes. In 1985, his first book Manchester's Narrow Gauge Railways dealing with the light railways of the Chat Moss and Carrington Moss areas, was published by the Narrow Gauge Railway Society. As well as contributing articles for magazines on railway and local history, he also addresses local history societies from time to time.



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