Richard Hill



respect (ri'spckt)
1.n deference, esteem
2. point; aspect
3. reference, relation - vt
4. treat with esteem & show consideration for
(The Collins Compact Dictionary)

I am a 66-year-old gay disabled writer, living and writing in Langley, Slough, Berkshire UK.

I took up writing when I was forced to retire from a career I loved at St. Thomas' Hospital, London in December 1995, and began writing factual articles for magazines in 1996.

My first published article was about my grandfather George Wiseman, who had a horse drawn narrowboat, collecting milk for Cadbury, in the 1920's. 'Chocolate on the Shroppie' was published in Canal and Riverboat magazine. Since then I've had around 50 features published in 20 UK and US leisure magazines.

I met my partner Simon in June 1983 at a pub called the Two Brewers in Clapham High Street, London. On the 11th March 2006 we entered into a civil partnership.

Over the years my health has deteriorated and I can no longer get out and about to research and photograph materials for factual articles.

I decided to write my autobiography which I called 'RESPECT'.

To increase my range of writing skills, I've joined the 'Slough Writers Group' and have found it most interesting and informative.

You can find out more about me by visiting my website:

You can read the chapters of 'RESPECT' by clicking on the links below. They are in draft form and appear here when nearing completion. Enjoy!

(All links open in a new window. * denotes chapter is online already.)

  • Prologue - "I'm still here." *
  • Chapter One - "I'm down here dad!" *
  • Chapter Two - "We dont want him. You have him."
  • Chapter Three
  • Chapter Four
  • Chapter Five
  • Chapter Six

  • [ Richard's Website ]
    If you knew me in the past, I would love to hear from you. Please email me at

    Places I have lived and worked: Bontdolgadfan & Llandinam (Montgomeryshire), RAF Sealand, RAE Aberporth, RNAD Trecwn, RAF Brawdy, South Western Hospital (Brixton, London SW9), Brixton, Strood (Kent), Hemsby (Norfolk), Leytonstone (London) St. Thomas' Hospital (London SE1), Langley (Berkshire).

  • Erasure. A Little Respect (With lyrics).
  • A Little Respect The Jet Fighters (Excellent Version!).

  • Facebook Groups I have used to find and make contact with people from my childhood:-
  • Llanbrynmair Families & Area Past & Present.
  • Grwp Cymunedol Llanbrynmair Community Group.
  • Llandinam
  • Good old Facebook and thanks!