Rosemary Barnes

Rosemary Barnes

Profile updated 16/04/18

Regional Qualification(s):




Phone Number(s):

01977 702000, 0208 673 8119, 07771 632673



A friendly person with a good sense of humour I like to bring to life the people of the past. Born and brought up in the West Riding I have a keen sense of the impact of changing economic conditions on the towns and villages of the North. I have a good knowledge of the stately homes of Yorkshire to complement my passion for industrial heritage. Very experienced in working with groups of all ages and nationalities.

Personal Interests:

Walking tours of Leeds, York and Wakefield; York Minster accredited guide; city coach tours; social and industrial history; literature and the arts,; the stately homes of Yorkshire

Special Interests:

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Nostell Priory
Castle Howard
Beningborough Hall
Brodsworth House

Industrial Heritage

Saltaire Textile industry Coalmining Pottery and Glass Manufacture


Poets Ted Hughes Phillip Larkin
Female novelists Winifred Holtby
Barbara Taylor Bradford Brontes

Food & Drink

York's chocolate heritage
Wakefield rhubarb
Pontefract liquorice

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Artists influenced by Yorkshire landscape Hockney Turner Ashley Jackson


Thackeray medical museum
Impact of medical discoveries
Plague and medievalist remedies


Role of abbeys
Methodism in West Riding
Lives of the Saints


Georgian period Richmond
Victorian era Theatre Royal Wakefield
Yorkshire playwrights Priestley John Godber Alan Ayckbourn

Regional Tours

The Sculpture Triangle
Industrial past of Barnsley
Wars of the Roses

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