Facts About Me


  • I've spent my adult life in various re-enactment groups and have studied, researched and crafted a huge amount of stuff (which is stored all over the house!).
  • I've learnt to read Old English, but I can't speak it or write it. A bit like your average everyday Anglo-Saxon, in fact!
  • I have studied lots of original documents, including Old English, Anglo-Norman and Medieval texts and illuminations.
  • I have studied a lot of period excavation reports.
  • I love to share my knowledge and see the joy on people's faces when they understand how something was done.
  • I have worked as a teaching assistant in a primary school (and done lots of history workshops with children over the years).
  • I'm currently working as a school dinner lady so I interact with kids almost every day.
  • I explain things in a clear and precise manner (I am told I have a calm and gentle approach).
  • I have worked with both Norfolk and Suffolk councils to provide specific activities for their events.
  • This is my hobby, so I don't need to charge a 'living wage' (always open to negotiation).

A Few Testimonials

   "Such a bonus having re-enactors in. lady in the Museum was so lovely. Wonderful to see the replicas in her object box and then find the originals in your Museum. Kids loved it."
(A visitor to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village)


   "Thank you for all your hard work, the children had a great time and learned a lot. I wish I'd been able to see more of your activities myself."
(Liz Ledwidge, Taverham Middle School, Norfolk)


   "Thank you so very much for comming into are school and teaching us so much about the anglo-saxons. I didn't get time to think, you where so good I was having too much fun. I would love it for you to come again yours sincerely Ella"
(A pupil from Dame Bradbury's School, Essex)