About the Web Site Owner - Eric Restall
Eric Restall is a retired London publisher who has spent the past 27 years researching Restall family history. In 1991 he achieved a Distinction after completing an Extra Mural Studies Diploma in Genealogy and The History of the Family at The University of London, followed several years later by a City & Guilds in Teaching; enabling him to give instruction in Genealogy, which he continues to do at Adult Education facilities across Surrey and Hampshire.
He is the author of several books including one on his favourite pastime, fly fishing; The Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing (a collaboration with Conrad vos Bark).
Eric is married to Patricia and has two daughters, Joanna and Kina, and two grandchildren. He lives in Hampshire.
Above: Eric Restall driving ‘Bodmin’, a West Country class, number 34016, steam locomotive on the Watercress Line
13 October 2005. Photographs courtesy Linus Surguy, a fellow driver on the Driving and Firing Experience day