Helen Smith

Helen Smith

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

07821 920367

Email:

avonburyhelen@hotmail.co.uk

Introduction:

I have a history background and a love of discovery about the stories of the men and women who have made their mark on our landscape and buildings. I can tailor any tours to your interests and have training in describer tours for visually impaired.

Personal Interests:

history and legend
gardens and landscapes
cathedrals, churches and historic houses
arts and literary subjects
film locations
methodism and the Wesleys
pre-raphaelites and William Morris

Special Interests:

Special Needs

I am trained in describer tours for visually impaired.

Industrial Heritage

Ironbridge Gorge;the cradle of the Industrial Revolution and now a World Heritage Site, the Potteries, Birmingham & Black Country and the Cotswold wool industries.

Literature

It's not just Shakespeare. George Eliot, Laurie lee, Tolkien, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter......

Gardens

A very English obsession and a fascinating insight into the culture and fashions of our 'outdoor rooms'.

Castles & Palaces

From the romantic ruins of Kenilworth to the opulence of Blenheim.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Whether it's Gallery tours or public art; Pre-Raphaelites or Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship.

Churches & Cathedrals

There are a wealth of hidden treasures in our churches which tell the story of over a thousand years of lifestyle and belief. The region is rich in cathedrals and abbey churches, from Gothic Gloucester to contemporary Coventry.

History & Prehistory

I can put together tours to cover subjects from Roman Britain, wars of the Roses and Richard III, Civil War, The eighteenth century age of enlightenment, Lunar Society, Industrial Revolution to the post war development of Coventry and Birmingham.

Driver Guide:

No