Roy Westall


Author and publisher of Lancashire and Cheshire Local History books and historical novels. Member of Society of Authors, and National Association of Writers in Education. Membeship Secretary Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society. Proprietor of Portico Library (Manchester) and Friend of both Manchester Universities Jon Rylands Library and the University's Centre for Regional History.



Local History And Historical Novels

Publications & Performance History

Stockport - A Pictorial History - pub. Phillimore & Co. 1988, republished 1999 (Reword Publishers) Wilmslow & Alderley Edge - pub. Phillimore & Co. 1994 Please see my website for a ful list of books that I have subsequently written and/or published.

Workshop & Reading Experience

I am a supply teacher (primary and secondary). Whenever possible I will talk to my pupils about writing stories.


Available, but I do not send them on speculation. Please email me and let me know what sort of organisation you want a reference from.

Group size preference

No preference

Group age preference

No preference

Working languages

English & Dialect Lancashire

Area prepared to travel

30 miles from centre of Manchester but further by
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