Stuart Bagnall was born in Isleworth in 1946 and baptised in St. Bridget's church where he has been a lifelong member of the congregation. After a career in the public service, he has in his retirement pursued his interest in local history. From his research he has produced two books and numerous articles and talks. His previous book "Fire and Water - Fire fighting in Isleworth, Heston and Hounslow 1744-1941" tells the story of the local fire brigade. He is also the parish historian of St. Bridget's.