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Meadow View House
191 Queen's Road

+44 (0)1603 610619

I charge £28 Sterling per hour for research. Costs of other services are detailed throughout this site. Please click here to contact me for more details.


PaypalI now produce an e-mail Newsletter. It goes out every couple of months and contains details of forthcoming events, recommended books and websites, tips and a "this month in history section". If you would like to receive a copy please email me at:

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Alex Orton. Ian Buckingham and Gill Blanchard


Business to business

Placing a business in historical context is a unique and effective way of interesting customers. This can range from detailing the historical uses and occupants of a building or how a particular trade has long established roots in an area. This information can feature on websites, promotion material and in-house displays. Examples of the sort of material I produce can be seen below, along with testimonials from some of my clients.

Building Histories

Hotels, pubs and restaurants can boost their business by displaying the historic nature of their premises to customers. The property sector many need to know if any events, such as bomb damage, have compromised the structure of buildings. Private individuals looking building histories should visit my house histories page.

Local History

Being in a trade with a history in the surrounding area can be used to demonstrate how a business is an integral part of the community. Stories of notable characters, ways of life and the development of an industry are excellent draws in areas which trade on heritage.

Display Materials Examples

Display of historial information

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Comments from some of my clients

We really enjoyed the report - we put it in sleeves so it is accessible for all to look at. With a lot of people about in the summer, who enjoy history, it is a very welcome addition to the heritage of the King William IV. We've put a copy of the report in each bedroom and one on the reading table in the bar. The displays you made are great and very much what I wanted. I have copied them onto some boards which we will be able to use all year round.

Nick & Lili Skerritt, The King William IV Inn, Norfolk -

Thank you so much for completing the history of Caistor Hall, Gordon and myself would like to extend our personal thanks for all your hard work. We are both very pleased with it.

Caistor Hall Hotel, Norfolk -