John Wigston is best known for his watercolours of steam locomotives and he is one of a very few railway artists in the Guild of Railway Artists to specialise in early locomotives. He was born at Redhill, Surrey in 1939, but spent most of his early life in Chingford, Essex. His work for ICI on Teesside brought him to Hartlepool (his wife Vilma was from the North East) and he now resides in Weardale where he continues to paint. Whenever we visit, he is surrounded by paints, pencils, and various commissions all in different states of readiness. Classical music blasts out from his radio, but soon this is switched off so we can talk railways, engines, art, politics and religion over a cup of tea.
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The tracks on this CD are:
2.Wonderful Giants of Old
3.Footsteps of Giants
4.Lean on Me
5.Set the World on Track (live)