“Caravan Chronicles” is written by Simon & Sue Barlow
“Simon P Barlow BSc MBCS CITP, has been a professional photographer for a number of years. He began taking motor sport pictures in the early 80′s for car and bike magazines while at university and later moved on to aerial photography after gaining his pilots licence.
After studying electrical and mechanical engineering then moving on to study computer engineering he had a successful career in IT lasting over 25 years, working for various companies including fiddling with stuff at Boscombe Down for the MOD, designing network stuff for the Nimrod and Eurofighter projects while at BAE Systems and doing a bit with Boeing and Lockheed Martin at the same time (but don’t tell them!). A bit of networking for the AWACS lot at the RAF came next before trying out a local metropolitan borough council for size, finding it didn’t quite fit so moved on, bought an anorak and started learning all about trains at FNW and Northern Rail. Not able to stand any more excitement, in 2006 Simon returned to photography full-time and now photographs stuff he want’s to… or occasionally when someone tells him to.
In his spare time he designs, builds and installs wiring systems for small aircraft and writes articles across a broad range of subjects. He is currently writing a book about his flight round the world in 2009.
Simon has been married for over 28 years and lives just outside Manchester with his wife Sue and three Siamese cats, Henry, Oscar & Polo.”