Historian -Meriden; Individual researcher North and East Warwickshire c1300-c.1660; committee Eastern Green Society;Membership of the British Agricultural History Society; Monumental Brass Society; Northamptonshire Record Society, Bucks Record Society and Archaeology Society.
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|What aspects of parish life, culture and heritage most interest you?||
agriculture and the economy, archeology and architecture, genealogy and family history, households and the domestic environment, landscapes and pilgrimage, ritual, devotion and religious change, the clergy
|Which regions most interest you?|
|Please briefly describe your parish interests and any past and present parish-related projects||
Parish interests: agriculture c. 1300-1660; liturgy and clergy-pre and post Reformation; English Civil War;. womens' history.. Meriden, West Midlands; publications: Meriden: its people and Houses Volume 1 and 2 . writing Volume 3 currently; pictorial history of village, quarterly contributions to Meriden magazine and contributor to Allesley parish Magazine; Meriden parish church guide books; Great Packington, Warwickshire c 1525-1660 social/ farming history; Fisher family- lords of the manor; Churchwardens' Accounts transcript in progress., Eastern Green- contributions to Volumes 2 and 3 droving and individual farm history from original documents.Little Walsingham, , Norfolk article on the archaeology of priory on Anglican website.lectures on Fillongley and Allesley.
|What resources or experiences were most influential in shaping your parish interests?||
A project in year 1 at grammar school on the region; read Warwickshire VCH vol 4 aged 14 and decided to write a parish history of Meriden then my home and founded a Local History group there; specialised in Archaeology and Landscape as part of University course; studied Tudor agraian history under Dr.Joan Thirsk; access to early documents when taught court hand by Mr M. Farr WCRO; post graduate study at Birmingham University- historical geography under Prof.Harry Thorpe..
|With what parish or parishes do you feel the strongest connection and why?||
Meriden. I grew up there and began a study aged 14. have an interest in all surrounding parishes as one does not study in a vacuum but preferably c 1300- c 1660 era; St Benedict, Bordesley where I worship. This Edwardian church was founded with funds in part from Mr Digby of Meriden Hall.