Derek Hayward

Welcome to the derekhayward.co.uk website. Thank you for visiting.


The previous version of this website first opened for viewing on 17 November 2011 and when the site was upgraded on 14 October 2015 there had been 6,730,657 photo hits. As at 31 December 2021 the total number of photo hits had reached 22,616,700. In 2021 there were 3,006,605 photo hits, an astonishing total and up by more than a million on the total for 2020 (1,923,945). I attribute this to people spending more time on line in the current Covid era.  

You will find a linked Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/derekhayward.co.uk

If you decide to use Facebook please note that it only supports this website (it is not my personal account). You will only get messages that relate to the website. For example, you will receive notifications of updates or new galleries.

There are 22,774 photos on this site (as at 31 December 2021), which represents more than 100GB of images. Pictures are reduced in size for internet display. Masters are typically 15 - 35 MB each in TIF format. I do not allow use of my copyright images without permission and use software to identify misuse. All photos carry invisible digital copyright data within the pixels in addition to the copyright overprinting.  I do not load all my images to the website, and some family, private or commercial images are hidden. If you do not see what you want, please ask. You will need a private link and password to access these images. If you would like to use a picture please contact me at trains@ntlworld.com

I am very grateful to a number of photographers who have provided historical images for the various galleries and I express my appreciation (in alphabetical order) to John Attfield, Nick Bailey, John Clark, Eric Kemp, Nick Mander, Nick Tozer and Alan Young.

Please tell me if you find any broken links or other problems. This is a busy site and I will deal with your message as soon as I can. 

Enjoy your visit.

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