Meet the blog team...
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Occupation: Editor with one of the “Big Four” professional services organisations
Heritage Open Days profile: Volunteer guide at a local property since 2006
Interests: History and heritage, music and radio, writing and editing, his family and walking their golden retriever – ideally, all at the same time!
Occupation: Community Development Manager and Freelance Wellbeing Consultant & Trainer
Heritage Open Days profile: I have experience of delivering tours and talks as part of the Heritage Open Day programme, as well as organising events myself.
Interests: Heritage sites as wellbeing resources, as well as widening social access to history and heritage. I am the founder of the Norwich Community History Club, the first group in Britain to use history/heritage-related activities to improve members' wellbeing.
Interests: Being in a historical setting at all times. Exploring places by bike, and where that’s not permitted: on foot. Domestic architecture, old maps, and telling people things they didn’t know before.
Occupation: Head of Landscape & Gardens at Compton Verney
Interests: Writes, photographs, eats, sleeps and breathes heritage gardens, plants and the natural environment. Favours wildflower planting and prefers green gardening methods
Occupation: Creative industries / Design
Heritage Open Day Profile: From W. W. Winter Photographers first National Heritage Open Day in 2013.
Interests: Doodling, Internet as Social Sculpture, spoons, books, books and more books.
Occupation: Marketing Assistant
Interests: Specialises in writer's houses. Loves getting out into the countryside, enjoying good food and good company!
Heritage Open Days profile: First involved in 2010 as an event steward then as Heritage Open Days Assistant at Norwich HEART in 2012
Interests: Art & design, photography, reading, writing, gardens and travelling. Loves exploring the old and the new and getting people involved with heritage
Interests: Mythology and local legends, loves exploring new towns and finding out the history known only to the locals. Also loves travelling, baking, dancing the night away and curling up with a good book.
Location: West Sussex
Occupation: Marketing Officer, West Dean College and Gardens
Heritage Open Days profile: Experience organising events and marketing for Heritage Open Days (and regular visitor!)
Interests: Loves exploring historical houses and discovering their stories, walks in the countryside, photography, baking and crafts
Annabelle Thorpe - Media Manager for Heritage Open Days & Freelance Travel Writer
Interests: The way history is everywhere, right under our noses and we don’t pay it enough attention. Addicted to travelling. And crisps.
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Katja Condy - Heritage Open Days Manager
Interests: Fascinated with how history shapes our collective memory. Archers addict until Nigel's death. Loves baking and being creative. Would love Britain to be a bike-friendly place
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Nicola Graham - Heritage Open Days Visitor Experience Officer
Interests: Our natural and built environment; heritage, its ability to strengthen identity and bind communities. Loves camping, stories, creative projects, and outdoor adventures
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Sarah Holloway - Heritage Open Days Coordinator
Interests: Tea, stories, cake, encouraging people to see heritage as an integral (and fun) part of everyday life, baking, walking... did I mention tea and cake?!
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