Colin Sidaway was born at Lye on the edge of the Black Country in 1938.

He went to King Edward VI Grammar school, Stourbridge and left at 16 to take a Student Apprenticeship in Birmingham in building services engineering. In his mid 30’s he turned to higher education obtaining a BSc from Strathclyde University in Environmental Engineering and then to Cranfield University  where he was a British Gas Scholar where he obtained a PhD in Applied Energy.

He moved into the Energy Conservation industry and was a Director of an energy monitoring software house in Milton Keynes. Colin retired in 2003 and now lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. His interests include industrial archeology and transport history.

Photo courtesy of Joanne Crowther (Lucienne).