Much of my work is about people’s lives in Britain in the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. I am fascinated by the details of daily living and the different paths that we take, sometimes through free choice, very often through circumstance. Much of my published work focuses on women’s lives, employment and trade unionism, particularly in the early 20th century.
I have a background in community and higher education but since 2016 I have worked as an independent historian, writing, publishing, curating and giving talks to a wide range of groups. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2021.
I absolutely love local history. For many years I was based in Coventry and there I was involved in many different projects and initiatives. I have now moved to Yorkshire so look out for some exciting new research as I continue to explore my new home!
In the meantime, you will find a mixture of posts on the website, some on subjects that are very familiar to me from past research and others that are more experimental. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting!
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