Dr Geoffrey R. Orrin was born in Mumbles, near Swansea and is a graduate of its University. A compulsive church crawler, he is the author of The Gower Churches (1979), A History of Bishopston (1982), Medieval Churches of the Vale of Glamorgan (1988) and co-author with Dr F.G. Cowley of A History of All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth (1990). He has contributed several articles on church history to Gower and recently to Morgannwg. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Before retirement to Somerset he was Sub-Librarian Technical Services at the University of Wales, Swansea.