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Member postings for Michael Bishop 2

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Thread: Lynton and Barnstable Railway Open Goods Wagons - Missing Details
17/09/2021 12:54:12

Dear Mr Wyatt

Thank you for posting my correction. I have only been acknowledged as an author of this 250-page book on the Lightmoor site as a result of 18 months of many communications from me to Lightmoor, latterly with Ian Pope, one of the partners in the business, who operates from the Witney address. The other partner, Neil Parkhouse, at Lydney, blocked my emails. Mr Parkhouse was originally going to publish my 2-volume history. There has been a correction to the authorship as two authors instead of one by way of a loose insert put in the book since August or September 2012, 2 or 3 months after original publication. However Lightmoor would not alter the blurb, probably written by Mr Phillips, implying that he prepared all drawings in the book from his own work. After more pestering about the inaccuracy of this blurb and asking them to correct it was removed altogether and my name was at long last corrected from Micheal to Michael. Lightmoor Press generally only advertises the books it publishes, but this was an exception, probably because Mr Phillips was employed (or worked) for them. As you can imagine, as I have had no royalties or acknowledgement of my involvement in the drawings (which had the joint copyright notices removed for publication) I am still very annoyed and upset that someone would do such a thing. I even had to buy my own copy of the book. It is for this reason that I kept on at Lightmoor and numerous other internet sites who were mislead by the dust jacket to get some recognition for 60 years research and surveying and drawing. The book is called 'The Bible' in L & B circles. These drawings (or the most important ones) were intended for a 2-volume history and Mr Phillips heard about my project and offered to transcribe my drawings and makers plans onto a computer. The aftermath made me very ill for 7 years, but now hopefully it will be published next year 10 years after it was intended to be.

14/09/2021 10:54:42

Why, please, will you not post my comment on the authorship of the book Measured and Drawn ? The contributor to the forum read the dust jacket or was misinformed. There has been a loose insert correcting the authorship in every book sold since I got it put in 2 or 3 months after publication.

These drawings were prepared by me over nearly 50 years to go in my intended 2-volume history of the line and were transcribed by Mr Phillips.

Edited By Neil Wyatt on 17/09/2021 10:33:11

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