southwick brewhouse
The mash tun

Thomas Carter. Brewers assistant

Thomas Carter, a retired farm worker who lived in Back Lane, Southwick, worked part time as assistant to the brewer, from the late 1930s until the closure of the brewery in 1956/57. He aided the brewer in many ways but was never present when brewing took place. On the first evening he would prepare for…
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Old Dick brewing

The Brewhouse in action

Every brewhouse needs a hero, for the Southwick Brewhouse his name was Dick Olding, or as he was fondly known, Old Dick, the brewmaster, a gentlemen and a legend among the villagers, providing a stiff drink for the troops and working like a power horse until he passed away aged 81. So how did he…
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A Little About Richard

I try to write on a broad variety of topics, but I have a particular interest in technology, society, and personal philosophy, which all sounds very grand, but I’m also deeply concerned with writing stuff that entertains. An element of humour and/or irony often creeps in.

Some of my favourite writers include David Mitchell, Scarlett Thomas, Jonathan Coe, Kurt Vonnegut, Graham Greene, Dickens, Shakespeare … I could go on.

All of my novels are based in the fictional town of Strathurst, on the border between Hampshire and Surrey.

In my previous jobs I have worked as a civil engineer, software engineer, training instructor and technical writer.

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