I have been a tour guide for well over thirty years, working first of all in Europe before returning to England to train initially as a guide of Windsor Castle and then progressing on to become a Blue Badge Guide of London. After moving down to Chichester and the magnificent South Downs well over twenty years ago, the history of the area grabbed my attention and I decided to focus on local interest matters and stories.
The history of the area is so rich and vibrant, the architecture of the City and South Downs villages magnificent and the stories to relate are captivating!!
As a history graduate, I love to bring the past alive by using the context of major historical events to describe what was happening on a local scale. A heavenly day for me is to stride out on the South Downs with my dogs, imagining as I look down towards Chichester, how life would have been in centuries gone by.
I conduct a wide variety of city and regional walking tours and work regularly as a guide for Goodwood House and Estate, Chichester Cathedral and 17th century Edes House on Chichester’s West Street. This has led, over the years, to invitations to deliver lectures, teaching sessions and specialist talks on many aspects of local history, art and culture, as well as documentaries on the lives of well known figures from the past.
In the past, you may have seen me appearing, albeit fleetingly, on Michael Portillo’s Bradshaw’s Railway Guide Series! If you missed that programme…. ha ha …. you can always catch me on YouTube!
Or you can see me in action by clicking on the link below:
If Walls Could Talk – The Edes House Tour