Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, Lecturer, Specialist guide, local historian and researcher. BA. Hons 2.1 in ‘The History of Decorative Arts and Crafts’ at the University of Brighton. Certificate of Education at Brighton College of Technology
Born in Brighton where I have lived for most of my life in the City or surrounding area. Since 2000 I have worked as a freelance guide at the Royal Pavilion, also in education at Preston Manor and the Brighton Museum. Over a period of sixteen years I taught in adult education, from craft based classes on to local history, running CCE courses for the University of Sussex on local architecture and researching the history of houses. As part of the Brighton Festival Fringe in May since 2001, I have conducted tours of Brighton Station. Another long standing tour I initiated, researched and give in historical working building is Palmeira Mansions running throughout the year for the public or as private tour. I started lecturing in 2001, addressing numerous organizations, societies and universities around the country and abroad on subjects ranging from pleasure piers to the Royal Pavilion. In 2003 I became a NADFAS lecturer. I have been employed by the West Pier Trust giving seafront tours and school visits and have worked on various local history projects and books, such as the Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Floating Memories’.