Friday, 9 January 2009


I have recently been contacted by another amateur historian who was seeking permission to use one of the photographs posted here. I don't hold the copyright so I had to e-mail the people who do. They answered immediately granting permission. This triangle of amateurs could teach the experts a lesson. In my researches I have been hampered or ignored by many of the so called experts; they are quite happy to accept information but very reluctant to pass it on. Of course, I don't mean ALL of the experts (but I do mean a majority of them.) I suppose some of them make money from publications and will do nothing to encourage competition - even non-profit genuine historians. Long live the amateur!