Born 1945, brought up near London. Left school at 17 and hitched to the North of England in 1963 – to be a writer! Apart from rock n roll, jazz, graphic design and politics, he didn’t have a clue about anything. i.e. Life
Worked in the building trade and Parks departments throughout Britain, settling in Scotland from 1967 onwards (there was a family connection), living in Glasgow, the Isle of Arran and Lanarkshire.
A brief period, 1971 – 1977 was spent in Oxford and ‘alternative’ London, before returning to Arran.
He presently lives in Biggar.
Besides a couple of radio plays, he is the author of You, You & You: The People out of Step with World War Two, Pluto Press, London, 1981. The never seen restored full version is now available online. youyouandyourestored.wordpress.com
Len: Our Ownest Darling Girl. continues the examination of British social and political history, taking it into the immediate post-war period. Based on 1940’s letters between mother in Glasgow and her daughter working first in Cairo for the Ministry of Supply, and then at the Biological and Chemical Research Station at Porton Down, and finally training to be a teacher at Wynyward Hall, the home of the Nazi sympathiser Lord Londonderry.
London Town 54, an online book of photographs taken in London 1954, concludes the loose trilogy that looks at the experience of living in Britain from the 1930s through to the early 1950s. londontown54.com
Pete Grafton Photos
petegraftonphotos.com is a companion website to petegrafton.com , featuring monthly collections of photos, taken by him or from his collection of photos he has acquired from bric-a-brac shops in Britain and Europe, and from ebay.