Heart of England
01926-495894, 07801-962981, 01926-403278
A retired police inspector and former Warwick Town Crier, Graham writes both non-fiction and novels, the latter being crime/whodunnits set in late C19th - early C20th based in and around Warwick. He also gives numerous talks each year on a wide variety of topics, many with a social, historic or criminal background. Currently holds the much sought after position of being the official Ale Taster for Warwick Court Leet.
|Police and Crime|
|Folklore & superstition|
|Royal Leamington Spa|
|Folklore & Traditions||
Interest in local (and not so local) folklore and traditions both still in existence or no longer active.
|Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries||
A wide interest and knowledge - lectures on subject including local emphasis of crime and criminals. Also writes ghost stories.
|History & Prehistory||
Particular interest in local history with emphasis on social side. Includes Roman Occupation and more recent history such as the growth of transport over the years.
Aspects of policing Warwickshire, Stage Coach Travel, Crimes and Criminals (local & national), Superstitions, Hauntings, Curiosities, Memorials, Gunpowder & Plot, Inn signs, life in the 1950s, Wicked Women, Dastardly Doctors, English Eccentrics. The Darker Side of Warwick. The Gunpowder Plot
Wide knowledge on local military history including "local" involvement in foreign campaigns, etc. Specialities being Warwick in the Great War and in preparation Warwick 1939-1945