Meet some of our wonderful volunteers, and find out what they do here and why they do it...

Chris Nichols Chris Nichols - volunteer

MyHouseMyStreet researcher

"I can indulge an enthusiasm for local history, for some rigorous research to keep me intellectually active and questioning, and I can hopefully pass on some of my teaching experience and knowledge."


Clive Reedman Photo of volunteer clive Reedman in a red jumper and wearing spectacles

Genealogist and researcher

"It isn't about the quantity of data that is produced, but about its quality and the pleasure we all get in preparing it for use and I certainly look forward to the two days a week I now give over to the project."


Ellen Scaife Ellen Scaife, volunteer

Librarian and archivist

"As a result of this work, I decided to study for an archives qualification, and in 2012 I obtained a Masters in Archive Administration."


Gilly Burton Gilly Burton, volunteer

MyHouseMyStreet researcher, Denman enthusiast

"The variety of things that are achievable here, plus a continuous flow of like-minded volunteers, have kept me interested for three years or so."


Kevin Wilsher Photo of volunteer Kevin Wilsher, with short white beard and wearing a black jumper and spectacles

Heritage Open Days organiser

"The people are all here for the right reasons and dealing with such kind and generous people is a real pleasure."