It seems a bit ambitious to declare myself the founder of EPC, but by necessity that's what I am!
My name's Peter, although some of you may know me already as Pumpkin from Smokers Forums and B&B (among other places).
I don't think I fit many people's image of a pipe smoker; I'm (only) 43 and don't possess a flat cap. I've been smoking for over 25 years but, until recently, it was only cigarettes I smoked, with a very occasional cigar for special occasions.
My original interest in pipe smoking was just to have an alternative to cigarettes, particularly at work, as I thought a pipe would be an alternative to one of those silly plastic Nicorette Inhalators.