My first class honours degree was awarded from the Open University. The credits towards the degree came from Certificate of Higher Education in British Archaeology gained from Birmingham University. The other credits were achieved from the Open University’s history modules. I gained my Masters degree in Archive Administration via distance learning at Aberystwyth University. Since qualifying as an archivist, I have completed an Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History with the University of Oxford for which I was awarded a distinction.
I am an archivist at Shropshire Archives where I have worked for twenty years. From 2010 to 2020 I was also the archivist for Oswestry Town Council Archives during which time I managed the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Oswestry Cemetery Project and The National Archives’ Archive Service Accreditation programme.
In my spare time I enjoy reading and a variety of crafts including dress making, cake decorating, crochet and knitting.