Rod Shelton, The Author

Now retired, Rod Shelton’s career was in television advertising and, latterly, in digital post-production on feature films. His interest in local history developed when he settled with his family in Otford. He began by constructing a detailed model of Otford Palace, now a centrepiece of the local Heritage Centre. This led to further projects, each widening his interest in local history and heritage. He is currently campaigning to save the remains of Otford Palace from further decay. Rod is passionate about protecting the heritage of this vulnerable region and sits on a number of committees with that aim. With the support of his family, Darent took him over two years to research, compile, write and a further year to design and produce.