My name is Michael Vipond Wardell.
I was born in Northumberland in 1940 and continued to live there until I went to university.
Almost all of my working life was spent in education in the North East of England.
My wife and I moved to Rolleston on Dove, in Staffordshire in 1999 and shortly afterwards I began researching the history of the village. Some of the information I have transcribed is available on this site. After a year or two I discovered that I was not the only one carrying out such research, nor the first. In the future I hope to have permission to acknowledge these other researchers and explore the possibility of providing online access to some of their work and collaborative projects.