Simon Ward grew up in London and studied at Exeter University. He has worked as an archaeologist in Chester for decades, including as Principal Archaeologist at Cheshire West and Cheshire Council and at Chester University. He has undertaken many excavations in Chester.
Simon has written or edited sveral erudite "Archaeological Service Excavation & Survey Reports" which are of interest to specialists (and due to small print-runs, quite expensive). However, he is also the author of "Chester, A History" a very readable and well-illustrated chronological text on Chester.