I’m a historian specialising in Architecture, Design and Seaside Culture.
My list of publications ranges from the history of beach huts, through Victorian homes and 1950s kitchens, to the official history of Butlin’s and the story of Britain’s largest Anglican convent at East Grinstead.

I’m passionate about sharing my research and do this through magazine articles, radio and television, podcasts and social media. I also lecture to a wide range of audiences from national museums to local history groups.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Media Officer for the National Piers Society and a committee member of the Plastics Historical Society.