Roy Albutt is from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. After completing National Service he trained as a teacher and held posts in Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Trafford and Cheshire.
In 1993 after 32 years teaching – twenty as a head teacher – Roy Albutt retired and returned to university to study for a BA(Hons) in History of Art and Architecture at Manchester University, followed by a research degree into the stained glass work of A J Davies of the Bromsgrove Guild.
Roy Albutt maintains a general interest in stained glass work with special regard to the work of A J Davies and A E Lemmon of Bromsgrove. His interests include Midlands stained glass makers and all stained glass windows in the area covered by the Diocese of Worcester.
His latest publication concerns Birmingham School of Art and designers and makers who trained there, including Henry Payne, Sidney Meteyard, Mary Newill, Bernard Sleigh, Florence Camm, Richard Stubington, Benjamin Warren and Yoxall & Whitford.
He has also published books on stained glass windows of the Bromsgrove and Redditch area (2002, reprinted 2010), A J Davies of the Bromsgrove Guild (2005) and A E Lemmon of
An article Alfred Leonard Pike (1890-1976) Stained Glass Maker, Hewell, Redditch, Worcestershire appeared in The Journal of Stained Glass (Journal of the British Society of Master Bromsgrove (2008).Glass Makers), Volume XXV, 2001. Other articles are to be found in the Newletter of the Bromsgrove Society
In addition to his research Roy also gives talks on stained glass to Local History and other groups.
Roy Albutt lives, with his wife Joan, in Pershore, Worcestershire. His other interests include travel and Crown Green Bowling.