J E Seaward

About me

Janet Evelyn Seaward, born in Kent and brought up in South London, is a writer and visual artist.
After leaving school, Janet spent a year doing a fine arts foundation course at Cambridgeshire College of Art followed by a course in Graphics and Advertising at Medway College of Art.
After leaving Medway she worked as a designer in the art departments of Flair and Cosmopolitan magazines. This finally led to a career as a freelance illustrator, working for many magazines, newspapers and advertising agencies.
Janet has had several one-man shows in London and taken part in many group exhibitions.
‘For Every Lie’ is the first novel by Janet. Based on the real lives of her ancestors, it is a captivating insight into Victorian London. Janet also goes under the name of Jan Seaward where she has combined both her writing and illustrative abilities to create the children’s titles ‘Firewash & Sons’.

From my website

HAMMERSMITH FLYOVER…or shall we go under?

West London has always had a special meaning for me – mainly due to the Randell family, my ancestors, having been traceable residents in Hammersmith for almost 200 years. They lived in the diocese of St Paul’s Church, which administered to and registered many of my family’s births marriages and deaths.…

Train, Charabanc, Hansom, Omnibus or Growler Sir?

When the railway began to forge its way across the length and width of England, during the early parts of the 19th century, it was received with every emotion and expletive. But there was no way to stop it; in the name of progress the railway cut its way from…

Hammersmith, A Rural Village

Hammersmith was first known as Hamersmyth, perhaps due to the words ‘ham’ meaning village and ‘hythe’ meaning by the harbour; but it could have been more literally derived from hammer and smithy, relating to a place where metal work was done. Artefacts have been found in the area from Neolithic…

 
Share this member