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Born & bred in Cumbria, my schooling was in Cockermouth, birthplace of William Wordsworth.One of the first Voluntary Cadet Lake District National Park Wardens. Carlisle and North Cumbria,including Hadrian's Wall Heritage Sites are close to my home in Dalston. Anglo - Scottish History and the Reivers are of particular interest to me. With a love of the coast & countryside of Cumbria,I am delighted to show visitors this superb area. Background in teaching - provides useful base for food & social history,industrial archaeology, Arts & Crafts,architecture, literature & history.
|Eden Valley and the Solway coast|
|Lake District & the Border/Hadrians Wall|
|Churches and Abbeys|
|Carlisle, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway|
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Celtic Saints, Architecture. The Church of England - Abbeys, Monastic orders.
|Conferences & Incentives||
Provide organisation for these or guide for interests of groups (including tours/lectures)
Tours on foot & by coach. Development of the countryside. Industries past & present. Flora, Fauna, Geology.
Work with schools and adults including National Curriculum GCSE. Social history, castles, monasteries & abbeys, and other topics.
|Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts||
Arts and crafts movement in Cumbria. Architecture.
|History & Prehistory||
General British but specialise in English/Scottish. Romans, Tudors, Victorians. The Industrial Revolution. Social History.
Solway Coast, Coastal Towns of Cumbria, Smuggling. Literature, Seaside Walks, Shipping in the Solway, the Scottish Side.
Cumbria, Solway Coast, Carlisle, Eden Valley, English/Scottish Borders, Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian Heritage. Border Reiver.
|Stately Homes & Country Houses||
Social History - architecture, food, cooking, furnishings, clothing. Vernacular architecture. Fortified Homes, Pele towers and Bastle houses.
Cert Ed, MITG, NVQ Assessor & Trainer