Janet Jeacock

Janet Jeacock

Regional Qualification(s):

East of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01638-660584, 01638-660584

Introduction:

A former actress with a vast knowledge of Cambridge and the whole of East Anglia. Tours are informative but always light-hearted and great fun.
Author of the best-selling current Cambridge Official Guide Book (pub. Jarrolds) and Cambridge Colleges (pub. Jarrolds)

Personal Interests:

Constable Country
Ely/Fens/Essex
Newmarket/Suffolk Wool Towns
Cambridge Uni & Colleges

Special Interests:

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, Alfred Munnings. Follow in the footsteps of these great landscape painters. Visit their homes and the countryside they loved.

Churches & Cathedrals

Visit magnificent King's College Chapel, Ely Cathedral with a unique 14th century Octagon, the medieval "Wool" churches, or the ruined Abbey at Bury St. Edmunds.

Countryside

The Fens, 700,000 acres of uniquely rich farmland stretching from Lincoln to Cambridge. Oliver Cromwell country. Immensely rich bird life.

Folklore & Traditions

East Anglia is haunted. Learn about strange ghosts and dreadful murders, witchcraft and the witches who lived here, ancient customs, beliefs, traditions and remedies.

Lecture Subjects

I give lectures and/or slide talks on all my special subjects.

Military

Duxford Imperial War Museum, near Cambridge, Britain's premier aircraft museum, home to the new American Air Museum; the American Military Cemetery; sites of 2nd World War airfields..

Regional Tours

The whole of East Anglia, its towns, beautiful villages, history, folklore and unusual customs. East Anglians are different from other people, come and meet them!

Royalty

Sandringham, the Queen's Norfolk home, Cambridge the 'Royal' University with its many colleges founded by royalty, Newmarket with its royal history and ongoing royal connections.

Sports & Pastimes

Newmarket, "headquarters" of British horse-racing. Two race courses, National Stud, National Horse-racing Museum, training yards, stud farms, miles of open gallops, Tattersall's sales. Author Dick Francis country.

Walking Tours

Explore Cambridge, its magnificent Colleges and beautiful 'Backs' beside the river Cam and all the other historical and fascinating places in East Anglia.

Endorsements:

Ely Cathedral

Driver Guide:

No