History and Heritage Projects

The St. Giles Churchyard Heritage Project

With a solid passion for History, Glenn is frequently involved in professional projects examining the past, and a long-running and affectionate association has been with the St. Giles Churchyard project, in Newcastle under Lyme. Working with Angela Marie James, his wife and fellow Author, Glenn became involved in a spirited plan to bring a walk of Newcastle to life using AI, (Augmented Reality). He and Angela researched and scripted a number of short film excerpts visiting different historical parts of the Borough, filmed in conjunction with Keele University and CP Media. The resulting films were uploaded online and either through an app on your phone, or via the triggers in a brochure from the comfort of your own home, the films can be bought up and played, and he and Angela will tell you all about the fascinating history of this ancient town, while in the guise of time-travelling 1950’s reporters!

They returned with the same great team to make a second series of films for the St. Giles Churchyard Trail and may be bought out of the ether to explain all about the serene church and its surprisingly ancient history, and much lamented former neighbour, the lost fortress of Newcastle under Lyme.

Glenn has a true passion for history and approaches school visits on the subject with a real enthusiasm, writing either imaginative works keying in the important points required by clients, or assuming the character of a historical character and informing the children all about their life.

Glenn has been the Outreach Writer and Storyteller for Operation Spitfire in Staffordshire worked with the Staffordshire Film Archive and given sessions on ancient Rome, Egyptian mummies, the Gunpowder Plot, World War 1, and the life of Vivian Maier, the famous American Street Photographer of the 1950’s and 60’s.  He is a keen researcher and always looking to find out something new, almost as much to inform himself as his audiences!