Welcome

I work with parish councils, parish meetings, community organisations, community managed libraries and neighbourhood planning groups.

I also write books, mainly about history, undertake research and heritage projects, and use photography to illustrate my work.

Advising parish and town councils

I work for the Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils as a freelance consultant to parish and town councils and their officers, responding to requests for advice and guidance on a wide range of topics.

Research for new Leicester heritage project


The King Power Stadium is one of the latest locations in Leicester to be featured on an interpretation panel. I am providing the research and text for ten new panels to bring to life key events and sites from the city's past.

Some previous parish and community projects

Launching neighbourhood planning groups in Kibworth and Tugby & Keythorpe.

Involving the community in unveiling plaques to commemorate the lives of local people.

Managing the maintenance and refurbishment of recreation grounds and play areas.

Writing Community Emergency Plans in association with Local Resilience Forum officers.

Working with community-managed libraries and their support network.

Acquiring and preparing land for community allotments.

Historic England: Leicester

Unique images from the archives of Historic England

This illustrated history is a nostalgic look at Leicester's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.

The photographs are from the Historic England Archive, a collection of over 12 million photographs, drawings, plans and documents covering England's archaeology, architecture, social and local history.  

Leicester has been at the heart of the country's political and economic development for over two millennia.  Historic England: Leicester shows the city as it once was, from its churches, parks, streets and alleyways to its Victorian mills and textile factories.

Published in softcover by Amberley Publishing in association with Historic England.
96 pages. 107 black & white and colour images. £14.99

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