Steve Hill

Steve Hill

Regional Qualification(s):

South West

Language(s):

English, French

Phone Number(s):

07882 182 434

Introduction:

I am a French speaking tour guide with 25 years experience guiding school,university and general groups. I also have 25 years` experience as an 'English as a Foreign Language' [EFL]teacher and Home Tutor [GCSEs and "A" Levels. I was Assistant Housemaster at Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, for two years and was Personal and Academic Tutor to English and Overseas students. I have held several positions of responsibilty,including running Summer Schools, and Excursions and Activities for Overseas students. I have also been an examiner for the International Baccalaureate,and for the Cambridge [UCLES] exams in English as a Foreign Language. For 3 years I was Assistant to the Principal at Lansdown School of Languages,Bath. I have lived and worked in France, Germany and Portugal. I am also involved in organising and running Music Events, as well as writimg and performing.

Personal Interests:

STROUD VALLEYS WALKS. STROUD, PAINSWICK,GLOUCESTER, CIRENCESTER WALKS AND TOURS
BRONZE AGE LANDSCAPES: STONE CIRCLES, HENGES AND BARROWS.STONEHENGE, AVEBURY, ULEY, MYMPSFIELD, THE TOOTS
COTSWOLDS TOURS AND WALKS
ARTS, MUSIC, THEATRE
TOURS, WALKS AND ACTIVITIES FOR OVERSEAS AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS. GENERAL AND THEMED
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EDMUND GILLING HALLEWELL JUNIOR, ARTIST AND SOLDIER, OF PAINSWICK AND STROUD. THE CRIMEA.
STROUD WALKING TOURS. SLAD VALLEY: LAURIE LEE
ARTS AND CRAFTS: STROUD, SAPPERTON, CHIPPING CAMPDEN
STROUDWATER AND THAMES AND SEVERN CANALS

Special Interests:

Industrial Heritage

Stroud and West of England Cloth Industry. Tennis balls to Snooker Tables. Mill Visits. Working Water Wheel and other Mill Visits can be arranged.
Stroudwater and Thames and Severn Canal.
Stroud and Gloucestershire Breweries.
Stroud Brewery.
Cotswold Crafts and Industries: Masons, Engravers, Drystone Wallers.
Coach Building, Harness and Saddle Making.
Farming and Agriculture
Stroud Crafstmen: Stone, Metal, Wood

Walking Tours

Bath, Bristol, Cardiff,Oxford, Stratford, Birmingham, London, Stroud, Painswick, Slad Valley/Laurie Lee Country, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester
Stroud:Arts, Music and Theatre in Stroud.
Episodes of Stroud Life.
Town Trade and Country Crafts of Stroud and the Valleys.
Stroud Pretty Nitty-Gritty
Big Whigs and Small Beer: The Watts and Hallewells of Stroud.
The Brewery Walk.
Stratford Park/Paganhill Walk
Rural Rambles: William Cobbett in the Stroud Valleys
Poems, Politics and Pints: Radical Stroud in Words and Feet.
Machines and Mayhem: The Cloth Industry and the Stroudwater Riots

Archaeology

Cotswold/Severn Barrows.
Celtic/Roman sites, Woodchester, prehistoric sites. Stonehenge, Avebury, Stanton Drew, Uley, Nympsfield

International Links

Tours, Familiarisation trips for overseas groups and leaders, twinning tours.
Familiarisation Tours and Trips: Normandy. Vire, Caen. Le Bocage.

Education

Tours/activities for UK and overseas school groups/EFL groups
Activity Packs

Regional Tours

South West, South Cotswolds, North Cotswolds/Romantic Road, Bristol & Bath/ Forest of Dean. Cardiff, Birmingham, Warwick, Stratford

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

Cotswold Arts and Crafts, Arts and Crafts Movement, Stroud, Sapperton, Selsley, Chipping Campden.
Stroud International Textile Festival.
"Meet the Artist" and Gallery Visits can be arranged.

Environment

Nature and wild-life walks, alternative energy/re-cycling
Stroud Festival of Nature
Stroud Valleys Project
Stratford Park Tree Walk.

Countryside

Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons, Selsley. Slad Valley, Frith Wood, Uplands, Bisley and Lypiatt.

Museums

Museum in the Park, Stroud. Guided Tours of the Museum. Walks, Talks on the History and Landscape of Stratford Park, and the Mini Arboretum.
The Wilson, Cheltenham
The Corinium Museum, Cirencester.
Gloucester Museums

Additional Qualifications:

DIP RSA TEFL; PGCE; BA HONS

Driver Guide:

No