Apr 20, 2012

Calendar TV Film Crew Visit Sheffield Waterstones Event!



We woke up today to sunshine – at last! Although by the time we had travelled to South Yorkshire, through Huddersfield and over Penistone it had rained, sleeted and even hailed!

Today we were signing copies of our books at the magnificent Meadowhall Shoping Centre which opened in 1990 and guess what? Waterstones is right next to Marks & Spencers my favourite shop!

Waterstones Meadowhall – Sheffield

First to greet us on entering the store was the ITV Calendar TV crew who had come all the way from Leeds to film us in the store signing books and speaking to the customers.

Bob, Janice (who the film crew interviewed) and the film  crew from Calendar TV!

Bob and Waterstones staff member – Brooke Rhodes

 Bob & customer Geoff Haswell


Sheffield has been renowned for it’s production of knives since the 14th century, and by 1600 it had become the main centre of cutlery production in England.. In the 1740s the crucible steel process was improved. At about the same time, the silver plating process which produced Sheffield Plate was discovered.

History reveals that Sheffield has seen occupation since the ice age.

On our way home we passed the ground  of Sheffeld Wednesday FC. Many of you will remember the tragic event at the Hillsborough Stadium on the 15th April 1989. The Hillsborough disaster. was a human crush which occurred during the semi-final FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest football clubs.. The crush resulted in the deaths of 96 people,[ with a total of 766 other persons being injured. All of them were fans of Liverpool Football Club.

The Hillsborough disaster remains the deadliest stadium-related disaster in British history and one of the worst ever international football accidents.

The official inquiry into the disaster, the Taylor Report, concluded that “the main reason for the disaster was the failure of police control.”The findings of the report resulted in the elimination of standing terraces at all major football stadiums in both England and Scotland..

Last book signing event in the north tomorrow.

The feature that we were interviewed for on Wednesday will appear in the Halifax Courier 28th April 2012. Also the piece and the picture taken at the Bradford book signing will appear in the Telegraph & Argus.

We are so looking forward to the Hudderfield, Kingsgate book signing event tomorrow as there are many exciting events planned! Why not come along and see us!

For now and until tomorrow – Night All!

Winner –  And at the end of the tour a customer from the Sheffield store by the name of  ‘Daniel Jones’ as a Forensic Pathologist, has been picked out of the policeman’s hat to appear in one of the novels in the ‘DI Dylan’ crime series!





  • I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back in the future. All the best

    • Thanks for your feedback Patricia – that’s really nice! Look out for our Private Investigating Team ‘Close Up’ today!
      Carol & Bob :)

Leave a comment