I am an Institute of Tourist Guiding Qualified Green Badge Guide. I am 55 and have lived in Eccles all my life.
A former railwayman, I worked in that part of our history for 34 years and have acquired a detailed knowledge on the area and its links not only to the railways but to coal mining and beyond.
As one of a group of local Green Badge Guides I help provide regular tours along the Bridgewater Canal and also other areas of Salford. Our group can also do private tailored tours covering specific aspects of our local heritage.
The Bridgewater Canal and the wider Salford Metropolitan Borough area have a rich history and this has inspired me to become a guide so that I can pass on our important past and hopefully inspire others to enjoy our rich heritage.