According to his own website:
- Photographer, author, historian and tour guide Steve Howe was born in Liverpool in 1953 and raised there, in homes in Tuebrook, Bootle and Crosby. He was educated at the Forefield Lane Infants & Junior Schools, Crosby and the long-defunct Waterloo Grammar School. After working at a number of jobs, including in a timberyard and as an apprentice TV engineer, in 1971 he won a place at Southport College of Art, studying Graphic Design and leaving there in 1974. Having soon become fascinated by the history and architecture of Chester, but noticing that quality online material about the place was somewhat thin on the ground, around 1995, Steve started to compile his internet guide, Chester: a Virtual Stroll Around the Walls and the site has been growing ever since, has won a crop of awards and enjoys a regular readership of thousands from all around the world. In his leisure time, Steve drinks real ale, plays the mandolin and the darbuka and tongue drums, endeavours to create the perfect curry and get his head around the astounding Urantia Book.