Projects and commissions


At present I am working 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.

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 which will bring to life key events and sites from the city's past.

My next book will investigate the role of bells in culture, literature and religion, from the rituals of the Church to the dark imaginings of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and in modern culture by rock bands like AC/DC and Metallica.

I was asked to advise the 'new' Tugby & Keythorpe Parish Council after the previous councillors and clerk resigned. The new councillors had strong support from the community, but none had previous parish council experience.

In 2018, I provided the research and photography for a heritage panel installed in the lychgate at Billesdon & Rolleston cemetery in Leicestershire, telling the history of this special place to residents and visitors, and showing that it is cared for.