Interests
Genealogy

My genealogical roots are primarily in the counties of Yorkshire, Shropshire, and Montgomeryshire and I take an active interest in researching my family history. Results of on-going analysis of my family tree while I play with "big data" visualisations will eventually be added in here.


Sports
I am a massive sports fan and indulge in sports tourism when I have the opportunity. I've had the pleasure of visiting these places for the following sporting events:
  • American Football:
  •   Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • Athletics:
  •   Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, UK
      NEC, Birmingham, UK
  • Baseball:
  •   Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, USA
      Victoria Harbourcats stadium, BC, Canada
  • Cricket:
  •   Thorner Mexborough CC, Thorner, Leeds, UK
      Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, UK
      Scarborough Cricket Festival, Scarborough, UK
  • Cycling:
  •   Tour de Yorkshire women's race and men's stage two depart, Tadcaster, UK
      Tour de Yorkshire women's race and men's stage two finish, York, UK
      Tour de France Grand Depart, Harrogate & York, UK
  • Football (soccer):
  •   ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia
      Elland Road, Leeds, UK
      Wembley stadium, London, UK
      St James Park, Exeter, UK
      St Andrews, Birmingham, UK
      Villa Park, Birmingham, UK
      Tannadice, Dundee, UK
      Den's Park, Dundee, UK
      i2i stadium, Tadcaster, UK
      Hampden Park, Glasgow, UK
      Stoke Gifford Stadium, Bristol, UK
  • Horse Racing:
  •   York racecourse, UK
      Hippodrome l'Angers, France
      Pontefract racecourse, UK
      Wetherby racecourse, UK
      Wolverhampton racecourse, UK
  • Ice Hockey:
  •   Ice Arena, Dundee, UK
  • Roller Derby
  •   Dundee International Sports Complex, Dundee, UK
      Birmingham Futsal Arena, Perry Bar, UK
      Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, London, UK
  • Rugby League:
  •   Headingley Carnegie, Leeds, UK
  • Rugby Union:
  •   Murrayfield, Edinburgh, UK