I fell in love with archaeology aged 7 (or possibly 8 – my memory isn’t as good as it once was). But I do remember the moment. I’d been given a book token for my birthday and I was taken along to WH Smith’s to spend it (other book shops are available…). The book I chose was called The Boy Pharaoh: Tutankhamen. It was written by Noel Streatfeild (the same Noel Streatfeild who wrote the Shoe Books for children) and she transported me into a strange and wonderful world. The boy king and his equally young wife may have lived and died three and a half thousand years ago but by the time I turned the last page I felt I knew them. I was hooked.
People who can bring the past to life have a rare and special talent. They impart a gift that will bring years of pleasure. Noel Streatfield did it with a book but here in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site we’re looking for some very special people to help children discover Stonehenge, its landscape and the people who built it by leading our Stones & Bones Discovery Visits.
The visits are a run in partnership with English Heritage and led by a magnificent team of National Trust and English Heritage volunteers. If you think you might like to join us in opening the eyes of the next generation to the wonders of the World Heritage Site you can find out more here .