Michael Russell Wood has lived in Dorset for more than 62 years coming to the county after National Service in the army and reading Agriculture at Cambridge. His life has encompassed many facets of Dorset from breeding Dorset Horn sheep to founding a successful agricultural engineering business.
His deep love and knowledge of Dorset led him to uncover and research many stories for his first book Dorset’s Legacy in Iron and Stone and now he has made a comprehensive study of the remaining ‘Tin Tabernacles’, Victorian, Edwardian and other iron buildings in Dorset for his book Dorset’s Legacy in Corrugated Iron. His next book published in April 2014 covers Dorset’s Legacy in Bridges. His 2015 book was Dorset’s Legacy in Rural Bus Shelters.
Following the success of his books in the Dorset’s Legacy Series he has researched, written and taken photographs for his latest work Dorset’s Legacy in Public Statues, which is now on sale.