Two authors from Crewe have raised more than £3,500 for St Luke’s Hospice from the sale of their book about Crewe Works.

The book, written by Bryan Skellon and Neil Smith, is a very personal account of Bryan’s 50 years working for Crewe Locomotive Works from the war years to the 1990s. He starts as an apprentice and rises through the ranks to end his career as part of the management team.

The two men have donated all proceeds from the sale of “Inside Crewe Locomotive Works” to the Hospice.

Mandy Shaw, Community Partnerships Fundraiser at St Luke’s Hospice, said: “We are enormously grateful to Neil and Bryan for raising this amazing amount of money for the Hospice.

“The sales from the book have obviously gone on to benefit lots of people at the Hospice, but also have provided Crewe with a great social history text. I have personally found it fascinating to learn more about the history of Crewe Works.

“This is not the first time Neil has shown such generosity, with profits from another of his publications ‘Times of our Lives’ raising a significant amount for the Hospice. We are so grateful for his ongoing support.”

Copies of ‘Inside Crewe Locomotive Works’ can now be purchased from the new St Luke’s shop which has recently opened in Market Street, Crewe. If you would prefer to receive the book via post, please send a cheque payable to N Smith for £12.50 to 22 Sundale Drive, Crewe, CW2 8UB or email neilsmith24@sky.com for more details. The book can also be purchased on Amazon.