Born during the Battle of Britain, Newton was educated in Newport, Monmouthshire and in Nottingham University where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1963. He worked in Steel Mills and Pulp Mills in the U.K. and Canada before becoming a Consulting Engineer in Vancouver, British Columbia. Later, he became a High Tech Marketing Consultant and retired in 1990.
Published works include technical articles for international lighting periodicals and building magazines as well as travel articles for local newspapers.
Newton and his wife, Noreen, now live in Sidney on Vancouver Island where they enjoy life walking a Golden Retriever. They are both active in their local community and still arrange tours to exotic places for small groups and share their considerable travel experiences. They have taken groups to Bali, Tunisia and Cuba and continue to visit Honduras, where they own a beachfront property. Newton has three adult daughters living in England and a step daughter in Vancouver.
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