Joyce Griffiths

Joyce Griffiths

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01789-772786, 01789-778069, 07703-270305, 01789-772786

Introduction:

Wide experience of general and specialist guiding in many locations. My prime interest is in people and I endeavour to make every tour a unique and totally enjoyable experience

Personal Interests:

Social History
Shakespeare & Theatre
Rural England
Cotswolds

Special Interests:

Conferences & Incentives

Organisation of social and tour programmes for conference and business events.

Countryside

Mediaeval farming: The sheep folds and woolen industry of the Cotswolds

Education

Visitor programmes for language and other schools/colleges - covering historical, art and theatrical subjects.

Folklore & Traditions

Social conditions and way of life in mediaeval England. Origin of phrases and sayings. Well dressing in Derbyshire. The lace-runners of Nottingham.

Gardens

Garden layout and planting; arts and crafts, period gardens of middle England.

History & Prehistory

Royal history of Tudor/Elisabethan period. History of non-conformism in the Midlands.

Literature

Shakespeare in Stratford. Jane Austen in Bath. George Elliot in Warwickshire. D.H. Lawrence in Nottinghamshire.

Regional Tours

The Cotswolds, Birmingham and the Black Country, Stratford and Warwickshire, Lichfield.

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Architecture and interior furnishing of houses great and small. Life both upstairs and downstairs.

Theatre

Elisabethan/Jacobean theatre. Back-stage and costume oriented tours of the theatre in Stratford upon Avon.

Driver Guide:

No