Heart of England
01827 894167, 07545 567301
Join me in finding out about the History, Culture, Countryside and Personalities in the Heart of England. A region which has fascinated me for over thirty years. With a background in History, Archaeology, Geography and Education I would like to share
my knowledge of this region with you.
After a career as a professional archaeologist working in museums and then a teacher I realised how much I enjoyed showing family and friends the countryside and places in my area. I successfully trained as first a Green Badge guide and then a Blue Badge Guide for my region and now enjoy sharing the countryside, history and culture of the Heart of England with even more people.
I am particularly interested in ceramics and how they have developed in the region especially The Potteries of Stoke on Trent.
I offer pre-booked guided walking tours, both town and country, as well as coach commentaries throughout the Heart of England:
Birmingham, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, Gloucester, Shrewsbury, Cheltenham,
Lichfield and the National Memorial Arboretum,
Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln and Lincolnshire, The Peak District The Cotswolds and The Potteries.
Tours can be either general or with a theme.
'Vicky made the trip, so knowledgeable and friendly -the best yet' Probus group
'Thank you for looking after my group so well, they all thoroughly enjoyed their time with you and it made the day a great success' GC coach operator
'Five stars -It was a great tour- the guide was very knowledgeable, personable,friendly and flexible in content.' J.S. Small group
'Thanks once again for a fabulous day, I and the children thoroughly enjoyed it' HM, teacher Staffordshire
Staffordshire Tourism Awards -Visitor Information Provider of the Year 2104 Highly Commended
|The countryside and walking|
|Gardens and their History|
|Archaeology - science and romance|
|Birmingham's heritage and culture|
|Castles, churches and historic buildings|
|Museums especially the history of ceramics|
|People, places and development of pottery|
|Castles & Palaces||
Explore the history and treasures contained within these buildings and homes. Kenilworth, Warwick castle, Blenheim Palace
|History & Prehistory||
From the Neolithic to the Industrial Revolution, from the Romans to the Civil War the region has many tales to be brought to life.
Explore the places associated with Shakespeare in and around Stratford-on-Avon
Find about our very 'English obsession' with gardens. Visit World renowned gardens such as Hidcote or Victorian eccentricities such as Biddulph Grange
A visit to Ironbridge, the story of Birmingham industrialists such as Matthew Boulton and James Watt or a tour of the Potteries are at the centre of the first industrial revolution in Britain
|Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts||
Discover how the impact of ceramics has shaped our region -from Worcester porcelain to the
City, town or countryside. I can adapt your tour to suit your interests
School parties, exchange students welcomed. Expertise in KS1,KS2 and Special Needs
|Conferences & Incentives||
Enhance a conference with a tailored tour of Birmingham whether history, museums or shopping
2012 Venues, Virtual Tours
Blue Badge Guide Heart of England Green Badge Guide Tamworth Staffordshire