John's first published articles were in the long-defunct Industrial & Commercial Photographer more than half a century ago, followed by a number of published articles in Practical Photography and the travel magazine High Road, the latter also now long out of print. Several years as Associate Editor of Photo Technique and a regular contributor to The Photographer in the 1970s were followed in the early 1980s by four years as editor of Master Photography, later The Master Photographer. By the second half of the 1980s, and in addition to continuing contributions to the photographic press – most notably to Photon, later known as Freelance Photographer – John's travel, history and heritage writing was appearing in a number of other magazines, including Heritage, The Independent Colour Magazine, and most of the country's county magazines. That pattern continued through the 1990s, but by the end of the decade, with the style and content of the amateur photographic press becoming increasingly product rather than image-orientated, John elected to concentrate on writing and illustrating articles for the growing number of heritage, lifestyle and travel magazines, while also maintaining a regular contribution to every issue of Scotland Magazine for nearly 17 years. Today John's editorial work is much reduced, and largely concerned with Britain's 19th and 20th century industrial history. The article on the giant Arrol crane in the former John Brown shipyard on the Clyde, appeared in Vintage Spirit in 2018.
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The Victorian Photographs of Dr. Thomas Keith and John Forbes White is still available from John Hannavy Publishing, the remaining hardback copies now reduced to half price, just £10.00 + P&P.
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The 1896 Light Railways Act – the law that made heritage railways possible was published by Amberley Books in August 2019, price £14.99. Click on the book cover, below to log on to Amazon.co.uk where you can see all of John Hannavy's currently available books.