December 12, 2014
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Based centrally in Ashford, Kent, I am just minutes from Ashford International Train Station, which connects easily with London and Europe.

I am passionate about the South East of England and love to show people some of its hidden gems. Come with me to discover history, characters, famous faces, countryside and culture as well as some of the best food and drink available anywhere. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Illustrated Lectures available as follows:-

Medieval Churches of Romney Marsh
Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral
Darling Buds of May Countryside
Sissinghurst Castle Gardens & Vita Sackville-West
Hopping in East Kent
Smuggling on Romney Marsh
Armchair Guide to Folkestone & Sandgate
Haunted East Kent
Mapp & Lucia’s Rye
Folklore of East Kent


Blue Badge held:

South/South-East England 2011 small-blue-badge


Green Badge Canterbury City 2013



Other guiding or academic qualifications:


Blue Badge Guide for Canterbury Cathedral 2014


Windsor Castle Guide 2011

British Isles Tours:



Canterbury, Windsor Castle, Oxford, Rye, Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, Churches of Romney Marsh, Hastings, Folkestone, Winchelsea, Tenterden, Ashford, Faversham.


The Medieval Churches of Romney Marsh

From smuggling to art and literature, this lecture looks at 4 of the 14 churches, each of which is unique in character

Darling Buds of May Countryside

Re-visit 1950’s Kent & discover the secrets behind the filming and some of the locations and stars involved in the making of the TV Series.

Smuggling on Romney Marsh

From the gangs to the ringleaders, your group will enjoy discovering more about this age-old activity in this part of Kent

Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral has some of the best stained glass in this country – find out why & how it was made

Sissinghurst Castle Garden & Vita Sackville-West

Explore this garden whilst learning about its famous gardener & writer, daughter of the Sackvilles of Knole & wife of Harold Nicolson

Hopping in East Kent

Find out more about hopping, picked for years by Londoners who made Kent their Summer holiday

Armchair Guide to Folkestone & Sandgate

These resorts were popular with some of our Royals as well as famous folk wanting to take the waters for a cure


Sue Duckworth specialises in activities Kent and will travel to your venue to deliver her lectures. These lectures provide quality, stand alone information that can be expanded or contracted to fill your time requirement, or used as an introduction to a later visit to the area. Please contact Sue at