It'll Come In Useful One Day by Roger Bryan
Hanes Trwy Luniau - A History in Pictures by Roger Bryan
The New Quay Lifeboats: One hundred and fifty years of service and courage was launched appropriately enough at the Lifeboat station at New Quay on April 22. The book details the history of all the lifeboats that have served New Quay since 1864 and recounts their notable services.Alan Tomkins, chair of the New Quay RNLI Management Committee, said: ‘It is such a privilege to have local author Roger Bryan publishing his book giving such a vibrant account of our 150-year history. The book captures the spirit of our lifeboatmen and women down the generations and is full of interesting facts and illustrations’.
Roger Bryan was born in Lancashire and still supports Blackburn Rovers. After university, he started as a cub reporter on the South Elmsall and Hemsworth Express in Yorkshire. He moved to the West Lancashire Evening Gazette, Blackpool, as a sub-editor before joining the Yorkshire Post, Leeds. He then moved to the London Evening Standard, becoming chief sub-editor before joining The Mail on Sunday pre-launch where he worked for 20 years rising to become assistant editor. He now lives with his family near New Quay in West Wales.
The author also wrote and produced a very well received and successful local history book in 2010 – Aberaeron: A History in Pictures. Details of the book, and the stunning cover of the book by Lizzie Spikes, can be seen here. Reviewing the book in the Western Mail, BBC TV's Huw Edwards wrote: 'It is a stunning book, packed with striking images . . . The author is to be congratulated on the clarity and energy of the narrative'.
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