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I have had a lifelong passion for medieval history that I have pursued in various ways.

As well as creating this website I:

  • Have written books on Medieval History - to find out more click here
  • Have spoken to numerous historical, archaeological and other societies on various historical subjects
  • Have made historical presentations at Schools and Museums
  • Am a member of the committee of the Appleby Archaeology Group and the Upper Eden History Society
  • Was a founder member of the Red Wyvern Society - Britain’s leading medieval re-enactment society - to find out more click here
  • Was a Towton Battlefield Society guide
  • Am a member of the National Trust, Historic Scotland, Ancient Monuments Society, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Council for British Archaeology, Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, Castle Studies Group, Medieval Settlement Research Group, Battlefields Trust, Towton Battlefield Society, Richard III Society, Appleby Archaeological Society, Society for Medieval Archaeology and Upper Eden Historu Society.
  • Have worked with Local Authorities as an Accountant supporting museums services including the Tyne & Wear Museums Service, Staffordshire County Museum service (Shugborough) and the Beacon Heritage Centre at Whitehaven.

Kirkby Stephen Museum and Heritage Centre

I live in Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria and believe that the town should house a museum or heritage centre to showcase the wonderful history of the Upper Eden area. I have prepared a Business case for this and would like to know what local people; potential partners; and others with an interest in museums, heritage centres and the history of the Upper Eden; think of this proposal. 

A copy of the business case can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.

Please let me know what you think by writing to me at

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