Victoria Nailor

Profile updated 23/06/22

Regional Qualification(s):

Heart of England

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01827 894167, 07545 567301

Contact guide

Introduction:

“You were fab. Made our day” Joan and Irene April 2022

Whether a walking tour, coach commentary or a combination of these I can plan and tailor a tour to suit you, or your group's needs.

A little more off the beaten track?

• Shropshire -Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Ironbridge
• Leicester, Bosworth and Richard III
• The Peak district – from the Crescent in Buxton to towns and villages in rolling countryside
• Lincoln and the Wolds
• Birmingham – find out with a local
• A stokie pottery fest – ceramic heritage from Wedgwood to Emma Bridgewater

My specialisms are history, culture, archaeology, ceramics.

“Thanks very much for yesterday’s tour, we really enjoyed it and it made our trip’ Emma, Natalie, and Melanie December 2021

Personal Interests:

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

Special Interests:

Castles & Palaces

Warwick castle , Chatsworth,

History & Prehistory

Stone circles, ancient villages, wool towns and industrial cities enrich our region.
Shrewsbury and Ludlow rich in timber framed buildings.
Cotswolds and Peak District villages surrounded by dry stone walls.
Fine cathedral cities -Lichfield, Worcester, Gloucester, Leicester, Coventry.
Industry - Birmingham, Ironbridge.

Literature

Explore the places associated with Shakespeare in and around Stratford-on-Avon.

Gardens

Find about our very 'English obsession' with gardens. Visit World renowned gardens such as Hidcote, Kiftsgate or Victorian eccentricities such as Biddulph Grange.

Industrial Heritage

Ironbridge- a world heritage site.
Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter.
The 18thc Lunar society.
The development of the pottery industry from Worcester and Coalport to Wedgwood and Spode. See the factories at Coalport, Jackfield Tile Factory, Middleport, The Gladstone Museum or Denby today.

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

For ceramics visit Hanley Museum and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
for Arts and Crafts tailor a tour to the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery or follow the rich Arts and Crafts collection in the West Midlands.

Walking Tours

City, town or countryside. I can adapt your tour to suit your interests. Please enquire about particular places.
Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Stratford Upon Avon, Coventry, Leicester, Worcester and Nottingham.

Conferences & Incentives

Enhance a conference with a tailored tour of Birmingham whether history, museums or shopping

Endorsements:

2012 Venues, Virtual Tours

Additional Qualifications:

Blue Badge Guide Heart of England Green Badge Guide Tamworth Staffordshire

Driver Guide:

No