Ian Waugh is a British broadcaster, historian and published author.
Born in Dorset, brought up in Devon, with my roots in the South West of England going back many generations. I am a passionate historian, British historic researcher who co-authored the book The Man They Couldn’t Hang, own the website and the material.
As a broadcaster I have worked with radio and television networks in the UK. Since 1972 my voice has been heard on British independent television stations, some BBC and independent radio outlets. I have also worked with state broadcasters in countries in Europe and Africa.
I am fascinated with British modern history, I’ve written about aspects of it, created websites linked to it and research constantly – it has become a pleasant addiction. My family tree data which extends back to the 1500’s is here (image: 11 May 1995 – Babbacombe, Torbay).
I advise those seeking information relating to events and stories in the British national and regional newspapers between 1750 – 1950. The service to individuals is free of charge and voluntary. This generates many enquiries from users worldwide who are interested to know more about a criminal or other events in their family history. From the enquiry I can supply a scanned digitised copy of the news reports for no fee and further more extensive research for those who require it (more here and here).
News and current affairs fascinates me. I start the day with it, end with it but I am not glued to it. I have severe osteoarthritis causing me extreme mobility issues and I am also a stroke survivor following two strokes that have left me partially paralysed.