About the Author
Born a Fearnley in Epsom in Surrey in 1948, I have lived in, or very close to, Surrey all my life. My Fearnley (paternal) line is descended from a group of miners, mine workers and engineers from Lancashire, my maternal line is White (farmers on the south coast of Devon) and Relph (Labourers in Sussex) - how these grandparents met is a mystery to me!
I now live in a small town in west Surrey, if you've been here no doubt you'll recognise some of the places pictured here. I earn my living as a Computer Engineer and IT Consultant these days though by training and inclination I'm an electronics engineer, having spent most of my working life designing electronic equipment of one sort and another. My hobbies are sailing, cycling, walking and 'messing about with electronic gadgets", particularly computers.
My interest in my family tree was sparked, like many other people, by the announcement of the availability of the 1901 census on the web. Once I started I was hooked! I describe the challenge as a combination of crossword and jigsaw puzzle - you have to solve a crossword in order to obtain each piece of the jigsaw and then work out how to fit your new piece into the puzzle.
Our old town has some lovely old buildings and our streets are increasingly being used as period sets for TV and film drama.
We also have a couple of hideous monstrosities that should never have received planning permission!
More photos of the old and attractive buildings in our town with a tiny bit of their history
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my site. Why not drop me a line and let me know what you think, I can't guarantee to reply to all messages and I only check them once a week anyway.
Thanks for your visit!