John Rowlands resided on Hayling Island from 1958 to 1971, after marrying a teacher at Hayling School. While living on Hayling, he developed a keen interest in photography, and in the 1960s had his work exhibited in several UK-based International Exhibitions. John has published over 50 papers on marine corrosion research in the scientific press. This will be his first book about the history of the island he is very fond of. He currently lives in Dorset.