Trevor Rowley is Deputy Director of the Department for Continuing Education of Oxford University. He is a geographer by training and is an acknowledged national authority on landscape history and village studies. John Wood is Senior Archaeologist for the Highland Council in Scotland. He has extensive experience of the survey and excavation of deserted villages, and since 1995 he has directed an annual field school at the deserted village of Easter Raitts, near Kingussie in Badenoch.
The author of some thirty-five books on the motoring of yesteryear, Jonathan Wood has made a particular study of the histories of Britain's multifarious car makers. He has received the Guild of Motoring Writers' Montagu Trophy and the Society of Automotive Historians' Cugnot Award.