Following over two years of studying, I have successfully completed the Institute of Tourist Guiding North East England Blue Badge Examinations in August 2021 and am now qualified to take tours throughout the North East of England.
Our studies included coach tours throughout County Durham, Teesside, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne including North and South Tyneside. Our studies also included site tours of Durham Cathedral, the Laing art gallery, Great North Museum Hancock and Shipley Art Gallery. We also undertook walking tours of Newcastle upon Tyne, Berwick upon Tweed and Barnard Castle.
I started my career in 1980, when I joined Canadian Pacific Bulkships as a engineer cadet. I then completed a Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Newcastle University in 1987.
Following a year with Babcock Energy, I joined Northumbrian Water in 1988 as a consultant. Over the last 30 years, I have managed a wide range of major capital and refurbishment contracts as well as being a Mechanical Engineer. I am a Fellow Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
|City & Countryside Walks|
|Cathedrals & Churches|
|Art Galleries and Museums|
As a Fellow Member of the IMechE, I have a passionate interest in all aspects of Engineering including 200 years of the rail industry, ship building, power station as well as the treatment of water and sewage
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I have a good understanding of all castles in the North East of England
As a qualified 4th Engineer in the Merchant Navy, I have a passionate interest in all aspects of marine heritage and ships
I have a very good understanding of the Great north Museum Hancock including its roman exhibits, Saxon gallery and flowers / fauna of the North East England
I have experience of undertaking tours of Newcastle upon Tyne, Berwick upon Tweed, Barnard Castle and Durham
Our training included comprehensive coach tours of County Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne
I am a church warden of my local church and familiar with Durham Cathedral and Newcastle Cathedral
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I have followed football for over 50 years and I am keen spectator of local rugby and cricket matches. My daughter was a keen swimmer. I occasionally play golf