About Bill

Bill Allerton  lives, sleeps, drinks, writes and worries in his native city of Sheffield - where he currently has three works in progress; a novel about children under the working title of 'Urban Foxes' which he hopes to complete someday, a science fiction epic and a novel that spans two-thousand years of subterfuge and conflict.


Bill has thankfully never quite lost his child-like take on life and this, combined with a delightful sense of humour and a talent for words, enables him to enter and create a welcoming space within the world of the child.

For five years Bill has worked voluntarily at his old primary school where, since the school has become multi-ethnic, English is more often a second language. He is adamant that he is not a teacher but a friend, and remains, as always, the naughtiest boy in class.


Bill lives in Sheffield, which is seventy-one miles from the sea.


He has a boat...




Bill is available for talks and personal recitals of his narrative poems and short stories, all heavily influenced by his upbringing in Sheffield, UK., plus computerised displays of photography linked to his travels around Europe including a stint driving Live Steam Engines in Poland.

Visit the Ghosts of Bill's childhood, take a poetic and visual journey along the Five Weirs Walk in Sheffield, or ride the footplate of a 1953, 140 tonne locomotive. The choice is yours...


Please contact Bill through this site for further details