Member: Roy Cecil

I joined the then Slough Writers Group in 1996. I had recently retired from the oil industry where for most of 30 years I was involved in the lubricating oil business (BP/Duckhams/Castrol). My short story writing started around 1994 as entertainment both for my daughter - newly at university- and colleagues, who would take pieces to read on business trips (on their flights, you understand, not during negotiations or meetings).

You may read some of my more recent work on my website:,

but in due course I hope to include some of my earlier stuff (if I can find it).



Collecting antique silver

Collecting 19th/early 20th century watercolours

Growing vegetables for consumption





Antique silver - English and Scandinavian

The oil industry