Tom Hutchinson, originally from Bishop Auckland, has written some 20 books
on the local history of south-west Durham, including a 30,000 word history of
Bishop Auckland. Many of his books are based on his postcard and photographic
collection of the area built up over 35 years. His latest books are Page Bank,
Bishop Auckland Past & Present, Bishop Auckland & District and is co-author
of The Weardale Railway: Rebirth of a Heritage Line.