Hello my name is Martin Gillies. My background is in historical research and I have a great interest in all things local to Derbyshire and Peak District. I love folklore and myths and legend. I love researching quirky bits of History that make social history come alive. I have a particular interest in the Industrial Revolution and also local history. For many years I gave talks and guided tours of local places of interest. I would describe myself as rational and would always look for a natural answer For apparently paranormal events. History isn’t just about what you see on television and on documentary films it is about the social aspect. How did people live 100 years ago? In my talks I make history come alive because it is so important.