John Gilham’s Site



John’s third book of poems. “John... takes us on a magical mystery tour through time and place, winding from the ‘wide sky’ above the hare, through dark of warzone and murder scene, ravaging storm and threat to nature, onward into the light of childhood, love, and wisdoms we collect along the way.”   (Adrienne Silcock)

HEAR JOHN: usually -1st Tuesday of each month at open mic at The Exhibition pub,   Bootham,York, from 7.30.


BLOG  -  includes - Cycling the lower Danube. Euro Velo 6. Belgrade to Bucharest - rarely updated, I regret.

The Big Read - Recommended mostly novelsSeveral additions to the lists in 2019


  1. H16s and other favourites                                                          

  2. Summer Saturdays in the West - Western Region

Main Line Preservation

Last days of BR steam. Preston/Manchester in colour and Carlisle Kingmoor (b&w). 

Last Gasps of Southern Steam.

  1. Steam Freight at Feltham / Southall

  2. Isle of Man Railways

  3. Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway - NEW!

  4.   Talyllyn Railway 

  5. Summer Saturdays in the West - Southern Region

  6. The Derwent Valley Light Railway     

  7. The South German Railway Museum.  

  8. The Lochty Private Railway

  9. Llanberis Lake Railway. 

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