About Me

I have loved canals ever since I went on a boat trip on the Regent’s Canal when I was 11 years old. I rented a hire boat with my best friends on the Oxford Canal when I was 18, followed by a memorable student holiday on the Canal du Midi. It was the beginning of a long love affair, during which I have owned three narrowboats. I am now a Canal and River Trust volunteer, and I help to run the CRT visitor boat ‘The Admiral’, moored next to the cafe at Caen Hill Locks in Devizes.

My husband Mike and I are planning our own move to a canalside home. We have lived in Royal Wootton Bassett since 2008, when we moved into Touchdown House on the High Street with our combined family of ten children. What an adventure that was! Since then, all but one of our children has grown up and left home. We now live in Green Park, not far from the Academy and Jubilee Lake. I love local history and I have researched every old house in the town. I have written several books about Wootton Bassett one hundred years ago – you can find them in Moonraker Books on the High Street.

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